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How can we overcome the challenges of speaking on video?

Speaking without a live audience providing us with visual and verbal feedback can be a challenge. How do we stay focused, know we're on track, and remain interesting while on camera?

03/24/20

which one is device

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02/18/20

Can rhetoric lead us to the Truth about an objective reality?

Be sure to define your terms: rhetoric, Truth, and objective reality. And, consider the ideas of two or more rhetorical theories when answering this question.

07/03/19

What are the punctuation rules for two pieces of direct speech in a single sentence?

Please help me with the punctuation rules for sentences with two pieces of direct speech within quotes, with the following as example. > “It’s fun to get out on a Sunday and race,” said... more

07/03/19

Punctuation within quotes?

When I was at school I was told that a quote should end with a comma. For example: > "The car is on the road," said Tom. "No it isn't," replied Dick. "He's right — it's over there!" said... more

07/03/19

Listening understanding problems when something is said "out-of-context"?

I have studied in UK since I was 15. I have now been here for around 8 years. I have never noticed that I have any issues with language until I started working full-time. I am very used to academic... more

07/03/19

Polite/professional alternative to 'It turns out'?

I have been tasked with coming up with a nicer phrase to use than 'It turns out'. It is to be used in situations like this one: > - 'It turns out' that we cannot... - 'It turns out' that we... more

07/03/19

Mystery behind silent letters?

I have doubts about words in the English language that have a silent letter. So I want to know how to understand whether a letter is silent or not.

07/03/19

Log a ticket or Lodge a ticket?

I am not a native English speaker. I work in IT and we have a kind of ticketing system to track reported issues. I am not sure whether it is correct to ask people to file a ticket by saying... more

07/03/19

What one should reply to - "Can I talk to Jeremy?"?

> **Situation** I receive a call caller asked me;" Can I talk to Jeremy?" What is correct reply and What should I respond to this situation with. > 1. *he has gone for lunch.* > 2. *he... more

07/03/19

What is the appropriate phrase to say if two people are on the same track?

I am sharing my understanding regarding a particular matter with a colleague just to make sure that both of we have same understanding. This is just to avoid any conflict or confusion among us.... more

07/03/19

What's another way to say "which station should I get off?"?

In the context of "Which station should I get off?" (asked when you're on the train), what would be another way to say this, without using "get off" (which has other connotations) and still... more

07/03/19

Is this worded correctly if it was spoken in an interview?

I am like a clean slate. I do not have any preconceived notions about how the company runs

07/02/19

The word "dear" in public speech?

I am a member of a Toastmaster club in the Czech republic where people work on their public speaking skills. It is a usual to open a speech by > Dear fellow Toastmasters, dear guests,... It is... more

07/02/19

Oscar needs to understand that X is highly unlikely?

A little scenario: > Bobs computer is behaving weird, so he asks Alice about it. > Alice thinks Bob has a virus, she gets help from Oscar, who tells them to run an anti virus scan. >... more

07/02/19

Use of the word 'relishing'?

Recently when talking to a friend about the lack of elevators in Asia he told me. > You should be relishing stairs As a native English speaker the use of the word 'relishing' here sounded... more

07/02/19

What's the difference between will and going to?

I have no idea what the difference between these are. I have heard that they have the same meaning, but how do they?

07/02/19

What's the correct way to write drawn-out vowels?

How should I denote drawn-out vowels in English? If I have a character with speech disorder or with a very unique accent, what is the correct way to express, in written form, this quirk of their... more

07/02/19

Is there a word that means news or delivering news or searching for news that starts with "s"?

I am looking for a word that means news or related to news that starts with "s". Are there such words? Thanks.

07/02/19

Punctuating a quote of multiple answers?

Consider the following: 'The lecturer asked the students a question. A chorus of "yes"es was heard.' I know that the second sentence is incorrectly punctuated, but am not sure how to sort it out.... more

07/01/19

Should the abbreviation 'i.e.' be used in speech?

I often hear people use the abbreviation 'i.e.' while speaking. It does not seem right to me. Similarly with 'e.g.' — I would always say 'for example' rather than 'e.g.'. So is it appropriate to... more

07/01/19

So, in connected speech, we can only connect A with B if A is "a strong or weak word" & B is "a weak word", right?

I discovered this rule in connected speech. I asked this question many times but seem no one has a proper answer. See this saying at **11:45** in [this... more

07/01/19

Present perfect continuous?

I want to know about origin and duration and present perfect continuous change into past simple,by using origin and duration. For example, >she started playing the trumpet two years... more
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