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  1. Missing In Action
    Usually stated when one individual missed the excitement of an event, while friends or family took witness of.
  2. Mundane
    made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials.
  3. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)
  4. Relative clauses
    A relative clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun. It gives additional information, identifies or describes a noun. Relative clauses are also called adjective clauses.
  5. Relative clauses - Example Sentences
    • The man who was hired last month has done a great job.
    • I'm looking for the shop where I bought these shoes.
  6. Expressions used when giving an opinion:
    "In my opinion...", "It's my belief that...", "I definitely think that ..."
  7. Expressions used when giving advice or making a suggestion: "if I were you I would....", "Why not try...", "I suggest that...", "You should perhaps..."
  8. informal
    • "It was great to hear from you" or "Thank you for your letter, it was lovely to hear from you"
    • Well done on passing your test/ getting that promotion.."
    • "I look forward to hearing back from you soon" or simply "Hope to hear from you soon" and also "Keep in touch".
    • Best Wishes," "Sincerely (yours)," "(Lots of) Love," "(Best) Regards," etc.
  9. impassioned
    • Characterized by intense emotion
    • "an impassioned appeal"
  10. email
    I'll point out also that costs of one isolating transformer only ($408.18) seem to appear in the total, you may want to check/correct this.
  11. see
    see, K's comments aren't always negative
  12. quip
    • A witty saying
    • Bugzilla will pick a random quip for the headline on each bug list.
  13. Email
    • How would you like to proceed with this variation? Will an Aconex with the hours, rate and total be sufficient?
    • What evidence would you require to support this claim? I'm not sure if the request was made via Aconex
  14. Email
    By the way R, next time you update the variation register could you please change the status of the "Abandoned" variations to "CLOSED" if you are no longer going to pursue them.
  15. Let
    Please let N or myself know if you wish to proceed. Also, N will need to be informed of hours required.
  16. rather comprehensively
    My apologies, I had the day off on Monday and dropped this one rather comprehensively!
  17. rather comprehensively
    Generally speaking, people in economically developed countries must learn rather comprehensively what happened with the Soviet Union.
  18. rather comprehensively
    The system has been neglected rather comprehensively by so many governments for so long, that it is hardly surprising that nobody seems to know how it can be fixed.
  19. flag
    He did flag that the same rates as per RWC coverage will apply (AU$205.80/hr).
  20. organise
    It is probably best if we organise a meeting to progress this.
  21. provide
    Could you please provide clarification on the above issues as soon as possible so that we can progress this change.
  22. Get vs. Have
    Sometimes "get someone to do something" is interchangeable with "have someone do something," but these expressions do not mean exactly the same thing. Examples: �I got the mechanic to check my brakes. At first the mechanic didn't think it was necessary, but I convinced him to check the brakes. �I had the mechanic check my brakes. I asked the mechanic to check the brakes.
  23. Get
    • FORM [get + person + to + verb]
    • USE This construction usually means "to convince to do something" or "to trick someone into doing something."
    • Examples:
    • �Susie got her son to take the medicine even though it tasted terrible.
    • �How can parents get their children to read more?
    • �The government TV commercials are trying to get people to stop smoking.
  24. Have
    • FORM [have + person + verb]
    • USE
    • This construction means "to give someone the responsibility to do something."
    • Examples:
    • �Dr. Smith had his nurse take the patient's temperature.
    • �Please have your secretary fax me the information.
    • �I had the mechanic check the brakes.
  25. Make
    • FORM [make + person + verb]
    • USE This construction means "to force someone to do something."
    • Examples:
    • �My teacher made me apologize for what I had said.
    • �Did somebody make you wear that ugly hat?
    • �She made her children do their homework.
  26. Let
    • FORM [let + person + verb]
    • USE This construction means "to allow someone to do something."
    • Examples:
    • �John let me drive his new car.
    • �Will your parents let you go to the party?
    • �I don't know if my boss will let me take the day off.
  27. causative verbs
    "let," "make," "have," and "get."
  28. email
    If you have any concerns or queries regarding this notification, please contact the Helpdesk on +61
  29. Causative 'Make'
    • The causative verb 'make' expresses the idea that the person causing the event requires the persons doing the event to take the desired action.
    • Example Sentences
    • They make their children do an extra hour of homework every evening.
    • She made her son quit his job to focus on his studies.
  30. penchant
    • [n] poN,shoN
    • A strong liking
    • "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
    • She has her uncle's penchant for speaking her mind.
  31. persecute
    • Cause to suffer "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
    • Malaysia's Anwar charged; alleges new persecution
  32. (Bertrand Russell)
    "It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go."
  33. coping
    To teach children coping skills
  34. coping
    (Psychology) the process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
  35. mangled
    • mutilated, twisted, or disfigured.
    • Several people are still trapped inside the mangled bogies of the train.
  36. whether
    • Expresses a doubt or question
    • "I wondered whether you were going to the party?"
    • Introduces two alternatives
    • "it will take ages whether you drive or fly"
  37. wolf down
    • Eat hastily
    • "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
    • The boy wolfed down the pizza and then ran outside to play.
  38. rile
    • Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    • "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really riles me"
  39. staid
    Characterized by dignity and propriety
  40. quote
    life is not all about merry making and workinng just for the sake of earning money..one has 2 follow his dreams
  41. a while and awhile
    The two-word version a while is a noun phrase that follows the preposition for or in. The one-word version awhile functions as an adverb.
  42. elude and allude
    Elude means to escape notice, perception, or often memory. Allude means to hint at or refer to something indirectly.
  43. imminent and eminent
    � Imminent is an adjective that means about to happen, or expected. It's often used in the sense of something hanging threateningly over one's head. Eminent means well-known and having a reputation as an expert. Eminent applies to a person.
  44. �Anxious means worried, tense, or suffering from anxiety.
    �Eager means marked by enthusiastic or impatient desire or interest.
  45. �Continuous refers to something uninterrupted or constant.
    �Continual refers to something intermittent or often repeated.
  46. �To comprise means to be made up of or to include
    �To compose means to make up, to constitute, or to form the substance of something.
  47. �You reserve fewer for countable things.
    �And you use less for noncount nouns or amounts.
  48. �Disinterested means impartial and unbiased
    �Uninterested means unconcerned or bored.
  49. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
    No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. -Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918)
  50. Spurring
    • Anything that inspires, motivates or drives you to do something
    • "the ceaseless spurring got on his nerves"
  51. subject
    • A person who owes allegiance to a particular natio
    • "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
    • Prior to 1949, when legislation was introduced formally identifying us as Australians, most people in Australia were considered British subjects.
  52. parlour game
    • A game suitable for playing in a parlour (A room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax)
    • living room
    • sitting room
  53. bolted
    • Move or jump suddenly
    • Selling billions of dollars from its foreign exchange reserves to defend the rupee is like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
  54. email
    No worries mate, we've all done it
  55. holed up
    • Remain secluded or in�hiding
    • "He is writing his book and is holing up in his study"
    • Its founder Lalit Modi, who was suspended from the league in 2010, is holed up in London facing Indian government and BCCI charges of misappropriation of funds.
  56. taggering
    • Adjectives (comparative more staggering, superlative most staggering)
    • Incredible, overwhelming, amazing.
    • The army suffered a staggering defeat.

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