Angelina and Michelle have the same mother but they have different fathers, so they are sisters, but since they share only half their DNA, they are half-sisters. Similarly, Angelina and Alberto and Jorge have the same father but they have different mothers. They share half their DNA. Angelina is their half-sister, and Alberto and Jorge are her half-brothers.Angelina is Michelle, Alberto, and Jorge's_____? I was told that she should be their half-sister but I did not really understand why?
The term "in-laws", on its own like that, refers to parents. To make it more specific, add "mother", "sister", "brother", and so on.Ms. Sommer's in-laws are Miguel Santiago's_____? The answer is parents. I could understand this one but could it Santiago's in laws? I mean sisters in law or brothers in law?
In my dictionary, there isn't a hyphen at all. The words are combined, like this,When we write the word step-father, step-mother, step-...etc. Is the hypen necessary?
stepfather, stepsister, stepbrother, stepdaughter. Mind you, "step-parent" is different. It has a hyphen.
Probably because the paragraph is about an actor. Moreover, if Nicole Sommers is married, Mrs would be used, and if not, then Ms.The beginning of this pessage says that spokesperson for actor Nicole Sommers announced that Ms. Sommers is expecting a baby girl... I wonder to know why the spokesperson is for actor Nicole Sommers not for actress Ms. Sommers???
To treat someone as if they are lower in status, intelligence, etc than you.Patronize is to talk down to someone, to speak to a person like a child.
What does "talk down" here mean?
A critic is someone who finds fault with something/someone.Are the critics for or again homeschooling?
There are two clues. First, "having spent. . ." can be moved:The home-educated appear to do just as well in terms of social and emotional development as other students, having spent more time in the comfort and security of their home, with guidance from parents who care about their welfare.
The home-educated, having spent more time in the comfort and security of their home, appear to do just as well in terms of social and emotional development as other students.
Having spent more time in the comfort and security of their home, the home-educated appear to do just as well in terms of social and emotional development as other students.
Second, there's the phrase 'in their home'.