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Lesson #228: The transformative power of adjectives – a look at Kingsley’s ‘Water Babies’

I recently rediscovered a book on our shelves that my mother bought when we were children, and which I had been intending to read many times – only beginning now at last! 🗝️ 📗 This book, Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies (1863), is about a chimney-sweep, that is, a little child who used to sweep …

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Lesson #195: ‘At’, ‘By’, ‘In’, ‘Into’, ‘On’, ‘Out of’: Describing Location and Movement with Prepositions of Place

📙 So the Swallow flew over the great city, and saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses, while the beggars were sitting at the gates.   He flew into dark lanes, and saw the white faces of starving children looking out listlessly at the black streets.   Under the archway of a bridge …

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