Tag Archives: language

To Stay Or Leave?

Is it only me? Are you by any chance also troubled by this talk of referendum? During the past few days when I watch the news on TV and I listen to people talk about leaving Montreal and Quebec, to … Continue reading

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The Most Uneducated, The Most Unimaginative, The Most Unthinking

Plato wrote: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  Last week when I heard that a woman from Gatineau was fined because … Continue reading

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Because That’s The Rule

Many years ago when my daughter was just three years old and hadn’t started school yet, I thought it would be fun to teach her Armenian at home. Merely the basics, starting with the alphabet, and then why not spelling … Continue reading

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The Only Thing I Don’t Worry About Is Spelling

From the moment I post an article on my blog until I post the next one I am constantly thinking and worrying. I fret about the content, about my paragraphs and sentences, about the words I have used, about structure, … Continue reading

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I Promise You Writers

Yesterday morning I woke up earlier than usual so I could finish the book I was reading before I sat down at my desk to write. I had only about fifty pages left. That was a huge mistake. Because after … Continue reading

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Simple Or Complex Sentences

Are you a fan of writing long sentences or do you prefer to always write short and simple ones? I am not an advocate of English grammar. In fact I don’t think I would be able to list some of … Continue reading

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Cut Away Everything

Blaise Pascal once wrote: “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.” Pascal’s apology is contrary to the common belief that to write longer we need more time. We have … Continue reading

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