Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jake Tapper Stun as Dems Calls Democrats Beat

FOUND ONLINE: Breakouts and Death knells: CNN's Jake Tapper Stun As Dems Calls Democrats Beat Trump in 2020

I can't give advice for this headline because I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. As far as I can tell, it's not even a sentence. This looks like English was a second or third language for the writer.

But Breakouts and Death knells makes sense to me.

On the other hand, I may just be confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

She poured through history books

FOUND ONLINE: She poured through old county history books,...

It sounds like she was a liquid. No, she pored through old county history books.

Meaning of pore in this regard: (P)ore is used with through or over and means that you are absorbed in the study of something or that you are reading something intensely.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Were targeted by Russia

FOUND ONLINE: And this evening, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a (heavily redacted) report concluding that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016.

I would say that Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016. It's a more direct way to say it.

Also found online: How many square feet is a 18 foot circle?

It's an eighteen-foot circle. In this case, it would be an 18-foot circle.

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