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What is Syntax? Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

“When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.” The way you order your words when you speak or write is important. You want everyone to understand you. When Yoda, of Star Wars fame, speaks it isn’t always easy to instantly comprehend his meaning because his syntax is a bit odd…

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Midwest Road Trip Video Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

Midwest Road Trip Video

The American Midwest is a great place to travel. You can admire the architecture in Chicago, sample the beer in Milwaukee, explore the new look of downtown Detroit, and learn all about rock and roll in Cleveland. Join us on a Midwest road trip video tour to see it all. See these four cities and…

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The English Village (and Other Places) Posted by on Aug 23, 2017

Do you live in a town, a township, a village, or a city? In English, we have different names for our communities, but what distinguishes one from another? And what is so special about those English villages, anyway? The Community Let’s start by defining a community. To live in a community is to live within…

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Midwest Road Trip Posted by on Aug 14, 2017

Midwest Road Trip

There are some things that are distinctly American – apple pie, baseball games, and road trips. There’s just something about getting in your car and cruising the land of the brave and free that Americans love. We’ve already taken a few road trips here – one on the west coast, another on the east, and…

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How to Spend a Summer Vacation Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

If I asked you to name the world’s longest running musical you might not believe the answer. The Fantasticks opened on May 3, 1960 in a little theater in Greenwich Village in New York City and played for 42 years, with a total of 17,162 consecutive performances. Such plays are called Off-Broadway productions, because they…

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