Presentation on theme: "Famous/Infamous/Notorious Famous - to be well known for favorable reasons. Chase Utley is a famous baseball player for the Phillies. Infamous and notorious."— Presentation transcript:
Famous/Infamous/Notorious Famous - to be well known for favorable reasons. Chase Utley is a famous baseball player for the Phillies. Infamous and notorious - to be well known for unfavorable reasons. These words are interchangeable. Milli Vanilli is infamous/notorious for having lip synced their entire routine during a concert.
Farther/Further Farther - refers to distance After reaching the finish line in the 5K, Mr. Berger could not go any farther. Further - refers to a degree or extent This topic will be covered further in tomorrow’s lecture.
Flammable/Inflammable/Nonflammable Flammable and Inflammable BOTH mean something that will burn easily and quickly. The pile of oily rags was highly (in)flammable and probably was the cause of the fire. Nonflammable - something that will not burn. The pile of sand is nonflammable
Flaunt/Flout Flaunt - means ostentatious display, showy The rapper flaunted his jewelry in his videos, especially his diamond-crusted watch. Flout - to express scorn for, to scoff Many drivers flout the speed limit by driving too fast.
Foreword/Forward Foreword - refers to introductory remarks preceding the text in a book. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was chosen to write the foreword for the textbook. Forward - means moving toward a point ahead, eager to send or advance. The running back kept the ball moving forward.
Forward, NOT Forwards Use FORWARD exclusively. FORWARDS is not a word!!!
Formally/Formerly Formally - in a manner established through customs or rules We were dressed formally for the prom. Formerly - previously Muhammad Ali was formerly known as Cassius Clay.
Former Student/Graduate NEVER say former Graduate! You can be a former student, but not a former graduate. Your student status can change, but your graduate status never will.
Gentlemen and Ladies vs. Men and Women Man/Woman is a fact, Gentleman/Lady is an opinion All of the US Presidents were men. Whether they were all gentlemen is up for debate. Therefore, use Ladies/Gentlemen sparingly.
Good /Well Good - an adjective He is a good athlete and earned three varsity letters. Well - an adverb He throws the ball as well as anyone I’ve ever seen.
Gorilla/Guerrilla Gorilla - an animal We saw the gorillas in the zoo. Guerrilla - a member of a small group of fighters that use surprise tactics. The insurgent militia used guerrilla warfare to defeat the nation’s army.
Guidelines Make sure your stories are typed Double-Spaced ALL CAPS Use ARIAL or TNR font Use only familiar Abbreviations MR. MRS. F-B-I, C-I-A, Y-M-C-A, Type QUOTE- Don’t use “ “ “ “ “ “
Numbers Spell out “One” to “Ten” Use numbers for 11-99 Use a combination of both for all large numbers Three hundred 35: (335) 52 Thousand: (52,000)
Days/Dates Use the day of the week (within a week) If earlier/later than a week always use this format: February 28-TH For years, always use digits
In-class today Work with a partner to peer-review each others stories from the night before Type YOUR story (from yesterday, due today) up using the correct teleprompter format Write five additional new stories: Three @ :15 Two @ :30 That’s only 220 words! Due at the end of class tomorrow!
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