• I got ISS (in school suspension) for leaving in between classes?! I don't see anything wrong with the situation, what do you think?

    I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. Legally, I am an adult. I drive myself to and from school every day. Yesterday, we had an event taking place between fourth and fifth period lasting approximately 20 minutes or so. It was optional to watch as some classes were still in session, though my teacher... show more
    I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. Legally, I am an adult. I drive myself to and from school every day. Yesterday, we had an event taking place between fourth and fifth period lasting approximately 20 minutes or so. It was optional to watch as some classes were still in session, though my teacher decided to take us outside to watch. The class did not stay together and I decided to head out and grab a snack from Dunkin Donuts which is five minutes away from the high school. I drove and came back while the event was still happening. My teacher caught me and found out I'd left campus. He called the dean who eventually came to the conclusion that I deserve ISS. They called my parents as well who are very disappointed and have grounded me. I don't think it's right.
    5 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 6 hours ago
  • Is the writer of this text an English native speaker?

    My English teacher asked us to pick a random text (such as comments on newspapers, posts on forums, etc.) and to decide whether the writer of the text is English native speaker, and to give reasons to our decision. I'm picking a part of a random text from Y!A. What do you think, is the writer native? And why?... show more
    My English teacher asked us to pick a random text (such as comments on newspapers, posts on forums, etc.) and to decide whether the writer of the text is English native speaker, and to give reasons to our decision. I'm picking a part of a random text from Y!A. What do you think, is the writer native? And why? Does s/he sound educated/ mature enough (disregarding the content, but rather from the language - is it a high school language, for instance)? I'm hesitating because the English seems a bit unusual (I'm not a native either so I don't really have the feeling). Here it is: --- "It's harder for me to endure the inhospitable attitude of French people, because I previously lived in Germany, and Germans treat foreigners from non-EU countries with respect and friendliness. I still remember my first weeks in Frankfurt vividly, and the number of times I was unable to find my way, holding the city map in my hands, when a German would approach and ask whether I would need his or her assistance. In France, let alone offering help, they avoid me like the plague each time I ask for directions. And I speak French (no less fluent than German). It's just one, most trivial example. French staffs' attitude at the Foreigners' Office is sarcastic at best - a far cry from their counterparts in Germany. I don't condone the animosity displayed by the minority toward native French, but it takes two to tango." --- Thanks! P.S. If the writer is not native, how "bad" is his/ her English?
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 15 hours ago
  • Is it ok for a teacher to give me a detention if?

    On Friday I got a detention for refusing to do pe as I was upset that day the teacher told me I had detention as I refused but really I was just upset
    On Friday I got a detention for refusing to do pe as I was upset that day the teacher told me I had detention as I refused but really I was just upset
    13 answers · Teaching · 2 days ago
  • My boyfriend doesn't want to go to community college, I'm so upset, what do I do?

    He just graduated high school and is focusing on getting a full time job. We had this discussion before, but he's saying that he wants to save up as much as possible and then move out before going to college, as he is concerned about the tuition and doesn't know what he wants to do yet. I'm so upset!... show more
    He just graduated high school and is focusing on getting a full time job. We had this discussion before, but he's saying that he wants to save up as much as possible and then move out before going to college, as he is concerned about the tuition and doesn't know what he wants to do yet. I'm so upset! What do I do?
    21 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 3 days ago
  • What to do when a teacher says you re doing well?

    Like do I say thank you? It s awkward
    Like do I say thank you? It s awkward
    11 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 15 hours ago
  • Is it grammatically correct to refer to a person as “it”?

    For example, say I want to say: My spouse baked these cookies for me. It is a lot better at baking than I am. Is this grammatically correct? If not, how can I correct it?
    For example, say I want to say: My spouse baked these cookies for me. It is a lot better at baking than I am. Is this grammatically correct? If not, how can I correct it?
    17 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Two good words for me ..?

    9 answers · Words & Wordplay · 6 hours ago
  • If cons went to college would they know both science and mathematics are part of the liberal arts?

    Along with economics and law. Liberal arts defines the traditional college curruculi that have existed since the medieval ages. These include the social and physical sciences, mathematics, literature, and philosophy. These were called liberal arts because they were considered necessary arts to master for a... show more
    Along with economics and law. Liberal arts defines the traditional college curruculi that have existed since the medieval ages. These include the social and physical sciences, mathematics, literature, and philosophy. These were called liberal arts because they were considered necessary arts to master for a learned man. It has nothing to do with being a modern liberal or actual art, though many colleges now include any non-technical degrees and courses in their liberal arts programs. BTW I have a business degree so I am not STEM or liberal arts.
    9 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 2 hours ago
  • Which word is correct?

    When the submarine surfaced, it emerged (on/in) the western side of the cape. Thanks!
    When the submarine surfaced, it emerged (on/in) the western side of the cape. Thanks!
    11 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Hypothetical question: A man fails College and gets kicked to the street what should he do to get back on track?

    Best answer: Find another career path. Cubicle dwellers are a dime a dozen. Trades people can have lucrative careers before they hit 25 years old.
    Best answer: Find another career path. Cubicle dwellers are a dime a dozen. Trades people can have lucrative careers before they hit 25 years old.
    10 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 1 day ago
  • Shepard or Shepherd?

    Best answer: Shepherd is the correct spelling of the word Job name. But it throws lots of people for a loop! Shepard is the last-name spelling. ... Last names as we know them now originated in the Middle Ages from people's occupations, where they lived, their father's first name, or even their appearance or... show more
    Best answer: Shepherd is the correct spelling of the word Job name.
    But it throws lots of people for a loop!
    Shepard is the last-name spelling. ...

    Last names as we know them now originated in the Middle Ages from people's occupations, where they lived, their father's first name, or even their appearance or disposition. In the early years of the Middle Ages, most people in Europe lived in small farming villages.

    Like, Smith & Smyth.
    The Domesday Book was compiled on the orders of William the Conquerer to catalogue the ownership and value of land in the newly conquered territories of England. It was completed in 1086.
    In the 11th century, surnames were still in a state of flux and many people still did not have them so many took their jobs, or adapted their fathers' (smithson, jameson, etc.)
    9 answers · Words & Wordplay · 23 hours ago