Know your English.

Category: Education & Learning 6 years ago

Here are a few English words which unravel the roots of some words, pronunciation and meaning. With these words one can enhance the writing and speaking skills.

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  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    Quite useful link. I have a query of my own which I feel can be discussed under this topic rather than start a new one.

    We know that margins refer to the borders on a page. When the students write answers, we teachers insist that they also draw a line after every answers as the writing looks more neat and tidy. My doubt is are those lines drawn after an answer simply referred as lines or as margins? Many people including me referred them as margins but one of my colleagues corrected me saying that the margins on a page refer only to the line drawn around the edges. Would be grateful if anyone can explain me the correct usage of the word margin.


  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    jabeen wrote:

    Quite useful link. I have a query of my own which I feel can be discussed under this topic rather than start a new one.

    We know that margins refer to the borders on a page. When the students write answers, we teachers insist that they also draw a line after every answers as the writing looks more neat and tidy. My doubt is are those lines drawn after an answer simply referred as lines or as margins? Many people including me referred them as margins but one of my colleagues corrected me saying that the margins on a page refer only to the line drawn around the edges. Would be grateful if anyone can explain me the correct usage of the word margin.

    Jabeen, this is exactly what I too have been wondering about. Based on what I have learned, margins are referred to lines drawn around the edges of the page and are used to either write dates, serial nos. Q and Ans. etc. and maybe do rough work on right hand margins in case of Maths notebooks. They also make the work appear neat, tidy and presentable. Whereas lines drawn after every Q & A or short notes is just to demarcate it from another Q & A so that the children don't end up mixing one with the other. I asked my son's teacher if the line is called anything specific and I received a no. Maybe Usha can help as she too is a teacher.


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    Thank you said by: usha manohar

  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    Margins are in reference to the four sides of a paper. Separating answers from each other is done by drawing a line in between 


    Thank you said by: jabeen

  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    jabeen wrote:

    Quite useful link. I have a query of my own which I feel can be discussed under this topic rather than start a new one.

    We know that margins refer to the borders on a page. When the students write answers, we teachers insist that they also draw a line after every answers as the writing looks more neat and tidy. My doubt is are those lines drawn after an answer simply referred as lines or as margins? Many people including me referred them as margins but one of my colleagues corrected me saying that the margins on a page refer only to the line drawn around the edges. Would be grateful if anyone can explain me the correct usage of the word margin.

    Jabeen, this is exactly what I too have been wondering about. Based on what I have learned, margins are referred to lines drawn around the edges of the page and are used to either write dates, serial nos. Q and Ans. etc. and maybe do rough work on right hand margins in case of Maths notebooks. They also make the work appear neat, tidy and presentable. Whereas lines drawn after every Q & A or short notes is just to demarcate it from another Q & A so that the children don't end up mixing one with the other. I asked my son's teacher if the line is called anything specific and I received a no. Maybe Usha can help as she too is a teacher.

    I know that margins are drawn around the edges. They are also known as borders. The lines drawn between the two answers are just the separating lines. In school, we were taught like this and I made my son learn in this way only. I never had any confusion regarding it.  


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    Thank you said by: jabeen, Kalyani Nandurkar

  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    jabeen wrote:

    Quite useful link. I have a query of my own which I feel can be discussed under this topic rather than start a new one.

    We know that margins refer to the borders on a page. When the students write answers, we teachers insist that they also draw a line after every answers as the writing looks more neat and tidy. My doubt is are those lines drawn after an answer simply referred as lines or as margins? Many people including me referred them as margins but one of my colleagues corrected me saying that the margins on a page refer only to the line drawn around the edges. Would be grateful if anyone can explain me the correct usage of the word margin.

    Jabeen, this is exactly what I too have been wondering about. Based on what I have learned, margins are referred to lines drawn around the edges of the page and are used to either write dates, serial nos. Q and Ans. etc. and maybe do rough work on right hand margins in case of Maths notebooks. They also make the work appear neat, tidy and presentable. Whereas lines drawn after every Q & A or short notes is just to demarcate it from another Q & A so that the children don't end up mixing one with the other. I asked my son's teacher if the line is called anything specific and I received a no. Maybe Usha can help as she too is a teacher.

    More than anything it makes the note book look neat and tidy. It can be referred to as left,right,top and bottom margins or top,bottom,outside and inside margis like it is shown in this picture 

    margins


    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


    Thank you said by: jabeen, Kalyani Nandurkar, Shampa Sadhya

  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    Shampa Sadhya wrote:
    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    jabeen wrote:

    Quite useful link. I have a query of my own which I feel can be discussed under this topic rather than start a new one.

    We know that margins refer to the borders on a page. When the students write answers, we teachers insist that they also draw a line after every answers as the writing looks more neat and tidy. My doubt is are those lines drawn after an answer simply referred as lines or as margins? Many people including me referred them as margins but one of my colleagues corrected me saying that the margins on a page refer only to the line drawn around the edges. Would be grateful if anyone can explain me the correct usage of the word margin.

    Jabeen, this is exactly what I too have been wondering about. Based on what I have learned, margins are referred to lines drawn around the edges of the page and are used to either write dates, serial nos. Q and Ans. etc. and maybe do rough work on right hand margins in case of Maths notebooks. They also make the work appear neat, tidy and presentable. Whereas lines drawn after every Q & A or short notes is just to demarcate it from another Q & A so that the children don't end up mixing one with the other. I asked my son's teacher if the line is called anything specific and I received a no. Maybe Usha can help as she too is a teacher.

    I know that margins are drawn around the edges. They are also known as borders. The lines drawn between the two answers are just the separating lines. In school, we were taught like this and I made my son learn in this way only. I never had any confusion regarding it.  

    I had confusion as in my childhood one of my former teachers who speak very good English & was particular about maintaining our notebook very neat & tidy, would ask the students to draw margins after every answers. Later some of my colleagues too referred them as margins. So got confused. Thanks for the clarification.


    Thank you said by: usha manohar, Shampa Sadhya

  • Re: Know your English.

    by » 3 years ago


    What your Teacher said about Margins is very Appropriate,. I remember, my teacher too insist on maintaining the Margins in our Note books. It gives a neat and beautiful look.


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