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After writing non-stop for the last month, I cant seem to find new ways to say different things...how many times can you say...I hope to...geez!
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 20:57
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After writing non-stop for the last month, I cant seem to find new ways to say different things...how many times can you say...I hope to...geez!



A few synonyms (some closer, some farther in meaning): aim, intend, plan, aspire, desire, dream, long, expect, contemplate, strive, try, and resolve. :-)

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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 09:11
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I hope to..

3 words 3! = 6

6 different ways to arrange I hope to. Oh wait, never mind. I am fried too.
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 10:48
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Less popular options include:

demand that
threaten that
blackmail you
caution you
command thee
order you
require that
necessitate that
invoke the
badger you

For example:

"I demand that you admit me to your school. I threaten that if you don't I will slander thee on the interweb chat rooms. Either that or I will blackmail you. I further caution you that failure to follow these instructions will result in immediate action on the part of my lawyer. In particular, article X, subsection 98-B II commands thee to admit all interested parties with full scholarships and further orders you to do so immediately. In addition, this legislation necessitates that you immediately reply via notarized letter within 24 minutes of receiving this notice. Finally, I invoke the power of grayskull and will badger you until you admit me."
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 07:39
LOL.... very funny guys
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 07:47
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LOL.... very funny guys


kudos for the topic..pretty funny
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 16:43
Have other people start reading your resumes to critique/review them. With most of my writing (work/applications) it always helps to get another person's view point on it as soon as possible.

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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 11:33
ok, a fun one - practicums vs practica. these both have been stated as an acceptable plural of practicum, and they both come up with the fun squiggly red line in word. to me, practica sounds better, but which is more common and "fits"?

here is the sentence:

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practicums."

or

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practica."

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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 11:42
2012dreams wrote:
ok, a fun one - practicums vs practica. these both have been stated as an acceptable plural of practicum, and they both come up with the fun squiggly red line in word. to me, practica sounds better, but which is more common and "fits"?

here is the sentence:

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practicums."

or

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practica."


the answer is A

Which word would I use?
1. practicum
2. practica

a. 1 is sufficient
b. 2 is sufficient
c. both together
d. each on its own
e. neither of the two

well because dictionary.com lists practicum as a word and not practica. so if someone challenged me i can say "hey, it's on dictionary.com"
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 14:28
2012dreams wrote:
ok, a fun one - practicums vs practica. these both have been stated as an acceptable plural of practicum, and they both come up with the fun squiggly red line in word. to me, practica sounds better, but which is more common and "fits"?

here is the sentence:

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practicums."

or

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practica."


I prefer practicum too. But have you looked into a simpler way to say the same thing ..don't have any examples but I'm sure they exist
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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 17:48
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2012dreams wrote:
ok, a fun one - practicums vs practica. these both have been stated as an acceptable plural of practicum, and they both come up with the fun squiggly red line in word. to me, practica sounds better, but which is more common and "fits"?

here is the sentence:

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practicums."

or

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practica."


I prefer practicum too. But have you looked into a simpler way to say the same thing ..don't have any examples but I'm sure they exist

i really can't think of a simpler way to say it, most schools explicitly have a "consulting practicum" in which you can participate.

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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 18:07
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formerlyknownas wrote:
2012dreams wrote:
ok, a fun one - practicums vs practica. these both have been stated as an acceptable plural of practicum, and they both come up with the fun squiggly red line in word. to me, practica sounds better, but which is more common and "fits"?

here is the sentence:

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practicums."

or

"...available via lectures, case studies and competitions, and consulting practica."


I prefer practicum too. But have you looked into a simpler way to say the same thing ..don't have any examples but I'm sure they exist

i really can't think of a simpler way to say it, most schools explicitly have a "consulting practicum" in which you can participate.


"...available via lectures and case studies. Additionally, I hope to take full advantage of the consulting practicum offered at XYZ..."

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Re: Brain dead [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 09:12
can't do it that way either, this is in the Consortium essay where I'm not writing to/about one school in particular

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