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Heather Tucker – A New English Blogger at Transparent Language Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Heather Tucker, Blogger for Transparent Language's English Blog

Hello!  A very happy New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day (depending on where you are reading this from) to you! My name is Heather Tucker and I would like to introduce myself as a new blogger for the Transparent Language – English blog.  As of today, I will be joining the team to bring you news…

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The End of the Year and the Simple Past Tense Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

As the year draws to a close you may find yourself talking about all of the amazing experiences you have had in 2011!  For that you will need the past tense.  The simple past tense (and past participle) for regular verbs in English is formed by adding -ed to the end of a base verb. …

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A Visit to Portland, Maine Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

I have spent the last two months living in Portland, Maine and before I move on I thought I would share with all of you some information about this great city.  You can also find out more information about this city by visiting either of the two websites below, where you will see…

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The Holiday of Kwanzaa Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

Another holiday of the American “winter holiday season” begins today and that holiday is Kwanzaa.  This is a uniquely America holiday that was created to celebrate and honor African-America heritage.  Kwanzaa is a week long celebration from December 26 to January 1 each year.  This is another holiday (just like Christmas and Hanukkah) that involves…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Posted by on Dec 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! Today is Christmas Day.  Christmas is a Christian religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  This holiday is observed by many American, as well as Christians around the world.  In the United States, Christmas is a national holiday which means all federal and state offices and many…

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Thanking People Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

At this time of year people are often giving and receiving presents from one another.  All of the religious and cultural holidays in the United States in December (including: Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa) have some component of gift giving.  That makes this time of year a great time to review different ways of saying…

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The Holiday of Hanukkah Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we in America consider this time of year (from the end of November to the beginning of January) the “holiday season”.  The reason people often call this the “holiday season” and not the “Christmas season” is because there are other religious/cultural holidays celebrated during this time, even though Christmas…

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