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by Caleb Cheong
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly
Replies: 12
Views: 16830

Re: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly

Hi Jan! Thank you for your response. I'm sorry as I was in the dark about Ann's surgery. I wish her well and speedy recovery. I mention the Present Participle( the -ing form) for common benefit/interest so that we can explore this area of grammar to develop our skills in writing. It is an open discu...
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly
Replies: 12
Views: 16830

Re: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly

Hi ! What I really meant was these examples used here. The wind was howling. The leaves were rustling. The dogs were barking nervously. These sentences set the scene for something about to take place in a narrative. Other examples are: Jim walked out of the room, shouting angrily at everybody. "It's...
by Caleb Cheong
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly
Replies: 12
Views: 16830

Re: Principle Parts of a Verb - And How to Use Them Properly

Hi Ann!

Is the Present Participle another part of a verb? Does it serve any useful purposes in fiction and non-fiction writing?



Thank you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Regards

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?
Replies: 27
Views: 17930

Re: Be a Better Writer--WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?

Hi Jan!

Thank you very much for your valuable advice and tips! I've leaned a lot.We appreciate you.



Regards

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?
Replies: 27
Views: 17930

Re: Be a Better Writer--WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?

Hi Jan! It's 11:53am here so it's 'unsociable' for me to drop you this note. I've read the latest discussion with interest. Like Abraham's , I'm sure you won't abandon the Forum if there are at least 10 or more of us here in this city of learning to be a better writer. Would you mind giving me some ...
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS
Replies: 27
Views: 26540

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS

Hi Jan!

Thank you very much for affirming me,and I certainly have some problems with spacing and the use of space bar. The window is pretty small when I try to type out the story or my question. This is the main takeaway for me.


With much appreciation

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS
Replies: 27
Views: 26540

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS

Hi Jan! Thank you very much for answering my question. You've indeed clarified my thoughts and helped me understand such writing style from an experienced editor's point-of-view. I must admit I am still very much a greenhorn in creative writing. May I have a go at the TRANSITIONS homework. As the gu...
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS
Replies: 27
Views: 26540

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS

Hi Jan! I've a burning question to ask you. I hope you don't mind if I go off on a tangent here. What's your view on not using punctuation marks to write a narrative. We have to get Tim, he told us. Who do we have to get? Tim, we all said. Who do we have to get? He said. Tim, we said again, louder t...
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 28718

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Hi Jan!

Thank you very much indeed. The penny dropped. In passing, I learned the hymn Dare To Be Daniel from a New Zealand missionary when I was young man in Malaysia. Incidentally, I remember him fondly as I am much indebted to him.

:thankssign

Regards

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 28718

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Hi Jan! What about this situation which I have just created. 'Joe resolutely refused to clinch his business deals through underhand methods or succumb to what his colleagues' advice to offer gifts as carrots. He even resisted his boss's strong hint at doing it. He really dared to be a Daniel in his ...
by Caleb Cheong
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 28718

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Hi Jan!

Would you think that this can be a case of double allusion here if I write:-

We too are blessed like Joash,' hidden in the house of the Lord.'


The direct allusion is 2Kings 11:1-4 and a reminder of the closing words in Psalm 23: 6.


Just a curious question!

:thankssign

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 28718

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Answer to (1) And (4) Hi Jan! (1) I came across an allusion made by Lincoln to the Declaration of Independence when he spoke of " a nation dedicated to the preposition that all men are created equal." (4) I totally agree with you that many readers, especially those with no American History backgroun...
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 36568

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Dear Jan And Shann

Thank you very much for the prompt response to my questions about the use of dashes. All three examples are meant to use dashes. It was my ignorance that has caused the typos.


Regards

:thankssign
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 36568

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Hi Jan! I'm a newbie and have enjoyed reading your stuffs very much. I find your forum enlightening and stimulating. I hope you don't mind if I go back to the use of dashes. Is it appropriate to use dashes in dialogue in these manners? 1 " Look!" cried Alf. " There's a rainbow -over there." 2 " But ...

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