51 Answered Questions for the topic Books

09/02/19

importance/relevance of the Victorian Literature to the society and students

significance of the victorian literature to the society/students and how it impacts us

07/04/19

Fundamental and In-Depth Music Theory for an Absolute Beginner?

I know nothing about music theory, but I have been playing the guitar for over 5 years and have been only working with tabs. I want to learn music theory **from scratch, fundamentally and... more

06/05/19

What does "secret handshake" mean in the context?

I've read the following sentences from a book:> I wanted it so bad, I’d throw myself into practicing but somehow never> got good —while other kids who weren’t putting in nearly the same>... more

06/05/19

What does “though less so ~” mean?

I’m reading a book about world history, and there is a phrase in a paragraph I have no idea: “They were mostly connected to productive hinterlands, **though less so** in the case of Perth than the... more

06/05/19

Has the English language changed since 1854?

I've started reading a book named Walden, published in 1854. I am not a native English speaker, I am Persian, and I want to read this book for two reasons:to improve my English and because I think... more

06/05/19

Meaning of "Scarce"?

I'm reading Time Machine by H. G. Wells.And there is a sentence:"At first I scarce thought of stopping, scarce thought of anything but these new sensations".What does "scarce" mean in this context?... more

05/16/19

Is there any good book talking about clauses and phrases?

All grammar books I found underplay clauses and phrases; examples they give are simple and easy to understand, but in reality there are lots of long sentences made up of several clauses and phrases... more

05/03/19

Book Publication Data Page?

In an English-language book, we conventionally have, among the first few pages, a page displaying essential data concerning the book: Library of Congress Cataloguing Data, various credits,... more

05/03/19

Word for the separation of two parties in writing?

In *The Screwtape Letters*, Screwtape divides the demons from the angels in his arguments. He describes them and then describes "our" ideals. What is the name for this? To split two groups apart... more

05/03/19

Has the English language changed since 1854?

I've started reading a book named Walden, published in 1854. I am not a native English speaker, I am Persian, and I want to read this book for two reasons:to improve my English and because I think... more

05/03/19

Is "Even so, we’ll keep walking" a valid sentence as a book title?

I was struggling to find a good title for a fiction I write, and a found this sentence in the english subtitles of a song. I'd like to know if it's a valid sentence as a standalone, or if it needs... more

05/03/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

05/03/19

Is the expression "as promised in the list" correct?

I'm reading the book Looking for Alaska by John Green and studying English grammar at the same time. As far as I know, we must use "on" with "list". Is it a grammar mistake?> As promised **in**... more

05/03/19

Is it right to call a chapter of a book an "appendix"?

In *Think Python, 2nd Edition* the author states at the beginning of *Chapter 21. Analysis of Algorithms*: **"This appendix is an edited excerpt from ink Complexity, by Allen B. Downey, also... more

05/03/19

Word for books of sarcastic type?

Is there a a specific word for a book with a sarcastic theme? I am thinking of writing a book on the world of magic of witches and warlocks but in reality it is making fun of their beliefs. For... more

05/03/19

What's the name for this kind of writing?

I recently 'fell in love' with reading after receiving a book. Now that I've finished reading it, I'm looking for books with that kind of writing. I've Googled for similar books from the same... more

04/28/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/25/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/25/19

Why is there a comma instead of a semicolon between the statement "'I'm sorry, I don't cry as much'"?

I'm reading a book *No Apparent Distress* by Rachel Pearson and saw a comma between the following compound sentence "'I'm sorry, I don't cry as much." Why is there a comma instead of a semicolon?... more

04/24/19

What are the connotations of a "foot-washing baptist"?

In the book, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, the foot-washing baptists seem to be painted by Miss Maudie to be evil and to have a strict adherence to the "cleanliness of the soul." When Scout asks Miss... more

04/24/19

Is Theodore Roosevelt's writing ungrammatical?

Here is an excerpt from chapter 8 of Theodore Rex* by Edmund Morris (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40923.Theodore_Rex). Morris quotes some of Roosevelt's writing and calls it ungrammatical.... more

04/24/19

the meaning of "Better off for it" and pronoun "they" from Stephen Hawking's article?

The quote is:> But we should have been wary of answering back (to the questions of aliens), until we have develop a bit further. Meeting a more advanced civilisation (aliens from other planets),... more

04/24/19

What is the meaning of "Like a Lobster" in the following chapter of "The invisible man"?

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/120/the-invisible-man/2071/chapter-2/> "Good-afternoon," said the stranger, regarding him, as Mr. Henfrey> says, with a vivid sense of the dark spectacles, "like a... more

04/24/19

For dragons are fire made flesh, and fire is power.?

This quote is from "A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two" *By George R.R. Martin*.This is the full quote:> "They shall come day and night to see the wonder that has been born again... more

04/24/19

Which tense when talking about books?

Which tense should you use when talking about a book if it is narrated in both the past and present tenses? I am asking this because in *To Kill a Mockingbird* (Can you underline book titles here?)... more
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