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Our town has four restaurants; only one is open at 7:00am.

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The word naïve refers to lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment. Naïve also relates to the immaturity of a person. A naïve person can be easily misled or cheated. Both of these words infer a particular inclination to believe anything without considerable proof, no matter how unbelievable it might be. The words naïve and naivety are both from French and originally from a Latin word that implies childishness.

Naïve is an adjective which refers to lacking something, or something is missing, such as wisdom or experience. Naivety demonstrates a lack of understanding, often in a context where one neglects facts in favor of moral idealism. It means the gullible can be easily deceived.

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The noun is the basic building block of a sentence, and it is a word that names people, animals, places, things, a quality, or ideas. Nouns are the principal class of words in most languages, and there are common nouns and proper nouns. The common noun denotes a person, place, or thing while the proper noun which names the same, but with a capital like Joseph, and the United States are proper nouns and man, or animal would be common nouns. There are collective nouns that name a group of things like a flock of geese.

The adjective describes or modifies nouns and pronouns like the red apple, and the angry man. Adjectives answer specific questions like which one, what kind, how many, and whose. There are adjectives known as articles, which are The, A, and An, and there are proper adjectives that start with a capital letter like Mexican food or English grammar. There are comparative adjectives like Sally is taller than Samantha and Superlative like out of Sally, Samantha, and Marie, Sally is the tallest.

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S. Barnes

Driving down to Knowledge town

'Of' and 'for' are two prepositional words that express the relationship between two or more entities, but they have quite a few differences. Of can have different expressions in its usable context. It can express direction separation, origin, agency, substance, composition, possession, qualities, or characteristics. 'Of' is usually used to introduce a subject matter or refer to a particular point in time. On the other hand, 'for' can also depict different meanings depending on its usage in a sentence. 'For' can mean 'towards,' 'intended to belong to,' 'directed at,' 'because of.'

It can be used to denote support for something. When 'for' is used in a context to mean 'support,' its opposite meaning -antonyms can be given as 'against'; meanwhile, 'of' does not really have any antonyms word. 'For' can be exchanged with 'because of' in some sentences. For example, 'I will do this for you' can also be said as 'I will do this because of you,' and they have the same meaning.

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R. Barnes

I am a nature lover.

When using the word can, it insinuates possibility or capability. On the other hand, the word may indicate permission. It can determine ability. The word can is used more during proper talks. The word can also imply that a person can perform a task. When using may, some confusion may arise as to whether it is a possibility or permission. If you are trying to imply able, then can is better than May.

For example, "I am not sure if I can read this writing" indicates whether the person has the physical capability to do something, whereas the sentence, "May I buy you a drink," says the person is asking to buy a drink for someone. Many people are oblivious to the correct usage of these two words.

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Context would have been helpful here. There are two articles that could be used here, depending on what comes before and after the sentence: “an” and “the”. If you’re just talking about a random unicorn, the word “an” is the right choice. This is because the word “unicorn” starts with a vowel. There needs to be some sort of a consonant sound before a vowel.

If you’re talking about a specific unicorn that was mentioned in a previous sentence (IE, this sentence belongs somewhere in the middle of a paragraph), then you want to use the word “the”. It denotes that everyone knows what unicorn you’re talking about, and that there is a specific unicorn that you want to discuss.

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All the sentences have the same punctuation, a comma between the words “way” and “clinging.” The only difference is A and D did not capitalize “sticky” which is used as a name like in B and C. This sentence is based from a short story Mr. Sticky by Mo McAuley and the word sticky should be capitalized as it means a name.

According to the short story, quotation marks must be placed for the words vacuum cleaner. So it should be ‘vacuum cleaner’. Using quotation marks on these words might mean sarcasm as you would not use a vacuum cleaner in cleaning a fish tank.

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R. Jones

Curious about the World

To assume means that you are assuming that something is going to happen. You feel that you are going to assume the role of a president. This means that you are going to serve as the president of your class, for example. When you presume, this means that there is a big possibility that you will be doing something so it is possible that you presume that you are going to take the role of a president soon.

This means that it is likely but you are not 100% sure that this is going to occur. Sometimes, people assume that something is going to happen but they do not have any evidence. Those who presume usually base what will happen next on the circumstances.

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B. Wright

Always excited to learn and talk about new topics

The term “would of” is an incorrect grammatical combination. It results as a result as the incorrect pronunciation of “would have.” Many describe “would of” and “would have” to sound similar. The word “would” is a modal auxiliary verb used to refer to the future or point at a past event.

The correct expression is “would have.” This expression describes what a person will do if they had the chance but cannot do so because the event is now in the past. An example of this: “I would have passed the exam if I had studied harder.”

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