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Word of the Month
happy, gay, merry.
The students were riant after receiving their diplomas on graduation day.
Tip of the Month
Lie or Lay: A Quick Refresher
Do you find, like me, that you often have to check your references to make sure you're using the right word? Well here's another look at the difference between
Woe Is I,
by Patricia T. O'Conner. Use these examples to test your own work.
(to recline): She
still. Last night, she
still. For years, she
(to tell a lie): He
frequently over the past year.
(to put something down): She
it on the desk. Yesterday, she
it on the desk. She
it on the desk many times.
(When lay means "to place," it is always followed by on object (i.e., the thing being placed.)
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Learn to decipher the alphabet soup! Look it up in MCPS Acronyms
Do you know the difference between an ELT and an EMT, between FLS and FLES? Keep this reference on hand and you'll never get lost in jargon.
MCPS Acronyms (PDF)