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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    When writing "th", "rd" and "st" in your copybook, should it be written above the digit or next to it as in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or the superscript?
    Either way is fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    When writing "th", "rd" and "st" in your copybook, should it be written above the digit line (superscript) or next to it, as in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th? or the superscript?
    I don't know anyone who uses superscript in their handwriting. Some word processing programs automatically superscript the relevant letters.

    Is a "copybook" an exercise book?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't know anyone who uses superscript in their handwriting. Some word processing programs automatically superscript the relevant letters.

    Is a "copybook" an exercise book?
    No, I mean a copybook where students write their homework. Not a workbook.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    No, I mean a copybook where students write their homework. Not a workbook.
    That's what I meant. In BrE, an "exercise book" is a book filled with blank (usually lined) pages. It's not, confusingly, a book full of exercises! They usually have a space on the cover for the user to write their name and sometimes their class name/number.

    I'm not sure if this will work but this is the Google Image result I get when I search for "exercise books".
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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's what I meant. In BrE, an "exercise book" is a book filled with blank (usually lined) pages. It's not, confusingly, a book full of exercises! They usually have a space on the cover for the user to write their name and sometimes their class name/number.

    I'm not sure if this will work but this is the Google Image result I get when I search for "exercise books".
    Yes, that's what I meant too. On exercise books which we buy here they often write "copybook". I googled it and read that "A copybook, or copy book is a book used in education that contains examples of handwriting and blank space for learners to imitate. Typical uses include teaching penmanship and arithmetic to students." That's not true. In some of them there are no such examples.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I googled it and read that "A copybook, or copy book is a book used in education that contains examples of handwriting and blank space for learners to imitate.
    I'm aware of that definition but have only ever heard and used 'copybook' in the metaphor blot one's copybook.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm aware of that definition but have only ever heard and used 'copybook' in the metaphor blot one's copybook.
    I have never heard/used/read "blot" used in that reference and only in use as "ink blot"/Rorschach test. Where I come from and in my experience in AmE, a copybook is usually considered an informal, general purpose composition notebook.

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm aware of that definition but have only ever heard and used 'copybook' in the metaphor blot one's copybook.
    Can I use "copybook" to refer to "exercise book"?

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't know anyone who uses superscript in their handwriting. Some word processing programs automatically superscript the relevant letters.

    Is a "copybook" an exercise book?
    But adding "th", "rd" and "st" in your handwriting when writing a date is optional if I am not mistaken. For example, "on 13th May" or "13th May". Isn't it optional when written above a student's homework and in other contexts?

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    Re: The date with "homework" or "classwork"

    Yes. If a student writes "13 May", it's fine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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