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‘Ng’ versus ‘Nang’

‘Ng’ versus ‘Nang’

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On Filipino Grammar Any language is easy to use by its native speaker only if it is being used for conversational purposes. However, when it is used formally, proper grammar is required; and this

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‘Din’ versus ‘Rin’

‘Din’ versus ‘Rin’

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On Filipino Grammar Any language is easy to use by its native speaker only if it is being used for conversational purposes. However, when it is used formally, proper grammar is required; and this

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The Reel Story Never Ends

The Reel Story Never Ends

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(On Some Recommendable Films through the Decades) 1980s: Valley Girl (1983) In the previous issues, I’ve recommended quintessential ’80s-released youth-oriented movies such as Some Kind of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science,

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The Reel Story Never Ends

The Reel Story Never Ends

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(On Some Recommendable Films through the Decades) John Hughes’ ’80s Youth-Oriented Films Movies made by John Hughes certainly lead 1980s’ youth-oriented films. Therefore, if you’re a 40-something like me and wanted to revisit your

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The Reel Story Never Ends

The Reel Story Never Ends

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(On Some Recommendable Films through the Decades) The 1980s: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) For this yet another series of articles on pop culture, I will cite quintessential youth-oriented films that became a sort

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To Apostrophize or Not to Apostrophize

To Apostrophize or Not to Apostrophize

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This greeting has obviously trended on social-networking sites a few days ago. However, some are still unsure of how to write the greeting— Mother’s Day Mothers’ Day Mothers Day Which is correct? The first

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Salungso, Salungki, Salumpuwit, Salungtak, Salompas at iba pa

Salungso, Salungki, Salumpuwit, Salungtak, Salompas at iba pa

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(On the Neutrality of Word Usage) Napanood ko sa Filipino Channel yung isyung tungkol sa paggamit ng ilang “kontrobersyal” na bagong likhang mga salitang hango sa wikang Tagalog. Isa sa pumuknat sa isip ko

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We Are Not Living in a ‘Real’ Word (sic)

We Are Not Living in a ‘Real’ Word (sic)

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(On Word Misuse) Many people have the penchant to misuse words, in the process twisting the meanings of such words and just resulting in more instances of misinterpretation and misunderstanding. On Less and More

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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(Explaining Idiomatic Expressions) A friend at work confided in me that there are some coworkers of ours who comment that I am a very quiet person and that they sometimes find it hard to

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Snider, Sad Songs and Rowling

Snider, Sad Songs and Rowling

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(A Review of Three Books) After I have dropped off Inna at the hospital where she is working now, I decided to go to Chapters Bookstore at Polo Park to check out new books

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