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Somewhere in the English Language Posted by on Jul 27, 2017

Where do you find something in a group? Between, among, amid, betwixt, amongst, and amidst are all similar prepositions. What’s the difference, and when should you use one over another? I have a lot of books. No. Really. I have hundreds and hundreds of books in my library and bedroom, packed neatly onto shelves, stacked…

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Red Rock Canyon Video Tour Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Red Rock Canyon Video Tour

There’s a lot more to Las Vegas than casinos and night clubs. There are plenty of great options for day trips out of the city, including the Hoover Dam. If you love the great outdoors, then you won’t want to miss Red Rock Canyon. Join us on a short video tour of this incredible scenic…

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English Ologies, Ographies, and Onomies Posted by on Jul 20, 2017

In English, you will find many words with the same suffix, or word ending. Three of the most common suffixes sound somewhat alike, and are often confused with each other. Here’s how to tell them apart, and some of the most common examples of each. Ology Ology is a real word, a noun taken from…

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Visiting Hoover Dam (Video) Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Visiting Hoover Dam (Video)

The Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark in the US that attracts nearly a million visitors every year. Built between 1931-36, it’s still an impressive feat of civil engineering to this day. There are a few options for visiting, and it’s an easy day trip from the popular city of Las Vegas. “A 45-minute…

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The Hoover Dam Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Hoover Dam

One of the most iconic landmarks in America is the Hoover Dam. This massive and impressive feat of engineering provides water for several states and also generates hydroelectric power. The easiest way to visit the Hoover Dam is on a day trip from Las Vegas, as it’s just a short drive away. Let’s learn more…

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Celebrating Thoreau Posted by on Jul 13, 2017

Henry David Thoreau was born in July 1817. He was one of the greatest minds in US history. Thoreau was an essayist, poet, philosopher, naturalist, historian, and social critic, and has continued to serve as an inspiration to people all over the world. His friend, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, eulogized Thoreau by saying, “The country…

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The Incomplete (English) Sentence Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

How can it be wrong, if it sounds so right? One of the first things you learn about constructing sentences in English is the very narrow definition of a complete sentence. A sentence must consist of A capital letter at the beginning A punctuation mark as a stopping point The main clause, consisting of an…

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