Chapter 4- Lesson 2- Infinitives

Infinitives   An infinitive is a verb phrase that almost always begins with ‘to’ and ends with a verb.   To have To talk To explore   Infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.   For example: To dance was her greatest desire.   The way to act is through determination.   Here are some examples of some infinitive phrases:   To hope for a better tomorrow.   To forget all your fears   To walk into the sunset.   []

Happy First Day Of Spring

The first day of Spring also happens to be New Years (Noruz) for our fellow Persians. This traditional and historical celebration goes back to the Achaemenid times (555-330 BC). It has often been suggested that the famous Persepolis Complex, or at least the palace of Apadana and Hundred Columns Hall, were built for the specific purpose of celebrating Noruz. However, no mention of the name of Noruz exists in any Achaemenid inscription.It is no surprise then that this historical day comes along with []

The Brotherhood By Shannon Condon Ward – Author Interview

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I knew I wanted to be a writer by the time I was in elementary school. When I reached college, I had the opportunity to explore different types of writing. It was then I decided I wanted to write fiction novels.   What is your most interesting or craziest writing quirk? I start every book on the first page and write straight through to the end. I never skip around with chapters. []

Pamper Yourself – Written by Jackie Paulson

  Jackie has honored us by sharing monthly Chapters of her thoughts that will be published here. Please show her the love and support you have given me by following her or commenting here. – Jeyran Main Have you wanted to pamper yourself? When was the last time you did that? Each day goes by so quickly leaving us with little time to consider what our efforts have allowed us to achieve. On this life’s journey, it’s important to give yourself tiny []


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