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Expressing the Future With 'Will' and 'Going to'

Expressing the Future With 'Will' and 'Going to'

The future in English can be rather confusing. There are two future forms used in most conversations: the future with 'will' and the future with 'going to'. The main difference between the two forms is that 'going to' is used for plans and intentions made before the moment of speaking, and the 'will' to speak about the future at the moment of speaking.

How Animals Are Classified

How Animals Are Classified

For centuries, the practice of naming and classifying living organisms into groups has been an integral part of the study of nature. Aristotle (384BC-322BC) developed the first known method of classifying organisms, grouping organisms by their means of transport such as air, land, and water. A number of other naturalists followed with other classification systems.

U.S. Presidents of the 1990s and 2000s

U.S. Presidents of the 1990s and 2000s

You probably remember the first Gulf War, Diana's death and maybe even the Tonya Harding scandal, but can you recall exactly who was president in the 1990s? How about the 2000s? Presidents 42 through 44 were all two-term presidents, collectively spanning nearly two and a half decades. Just think of what's happened in that time.

San Lorenzo (Mexico)

San Lorenzo (Mexico)

San Lorenzo is an Olmec period site located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. San Lorenzo is the name of the central place in the larger San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan archaeological region. It is located on a steep plateau above the Coatzacoalcos floodplain. The site was first settled in the second millennium BC and had its heyday between 1200-900 BC.

Profile of Jodi Arias and the Murder of Travis Alexander

Profile of Jodi Arias and the Murder of Travis Alexander

Jodi Arias was arrested on July 15, 2008, and charged with shooting and stabbing to death her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, in his home in Meza, Arizona. Arias pleaded not guilty, claiming that she killed Alexander in self-defense. Background Jodi Ann Arias was born in Salinas, California, on July 9, 1980, to William Angelo and Sandy D.

About the HiSET High School Equivalency Exam

About the HiSET High School Equivalency Exam

On January 1, 2016, the GED (General Educational Development) test, offered by GED Testing Service, changed big time, and so did the options available to the states in the U.S., each of which sets its own requirements. States now have three testing choices: GED Testing Service (partner in the past) HiSET Program, developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service) Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC, developed by McGraw Hill) Hawaii Iowa Louisiana Maine Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey Tennessee Wyoming If your state isn't listed here, it offers one of the other high school equivalency tests.

Uses For Carbon Fiber

Uses For Carbon Fiber

In fiber reinforced composites, fiberglass is the "workhorse" of the industry. It is used in many applications and is very competitive with traditional materials such as wood, metal, and concrete. ​Fiberglass products are strong, lightweight, non-conductive, and the raw material costs of fiberglass are very low.

The History of Tobacco and the Origins and Domestication of Nicotiana

The History of Tobacco and the Origins and Domestication of Nicotiana

Tobacco ( Nicotiana rustica and N. tabacum ) is a plant that was and is used as a psychoactive substance, a narcotic, a painkiller, and a pesticide and, as a result, it is and was used in the ancient past in a wide variety of rituals and ceremonies. Four species were recognized by Linnaeus in 1753, all originating from the Americas, and all from the nightshade family ( Solanaceae ).

Chaminade University of Honolulu Admissions

Chaminade University of Honolulu Admissions

Chaminade University of Honolulu Admissions Overview: Admissions at Chaminade are largely open-91% of those who apply are admitted each year. Students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and should send in high school transcripts. In addition to filling out an application-either online, or on paper-students need to submit a short personal statement.

Learn About All the Different Organ Systems in the Human Body

Learn About All the Different Organ Systems in the Human Body

The human body is made up of several organ systems that work together as one unit. In the pyramid of life that organizes all of the elements of life into categories, organ systems are nested between an organism and its organs. Organ systems are the groups of organs that are within an organism. Ten major organ systems of the human body are listed below along with the major organs or structures that are associated with each system.

University of Tulsa Admissions

University of Tulsa Admissions

University of Tulsa Description: TU, the University of Tulsa, is a small, private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The university has gone through major transformations and moves since its original founding in 1882 as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls. Today the university has an unusual and well-respected program in petroleum engineering, and Tulsa's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

The Cenozoic Era Continues Today

The Cenozoic Era Continues Today

Following the Precambrian Time, Paleozoic Era, and Mesozoic Era on the geologic time scale is the Cenozoic Era, which began 65 million years ago and continues to the present. After the Cretaceous-Tertiary, or, K-T, Extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era, which eliminated 80 percent of all species of animals, the Earth found itself needing to rebuild.

What Letter Is Not Found on the Periodic Table?

What Letter Is Not Found on the Periodic Table?

The letter "J" is the only one not found on the periodic table. In some countries (e.g., Norway, Poland, Sweden, Serbia, Croatia), the element iodine is known by the name jod. However, the periodic table still uses the IUPAC symbol I for the element. About The Element Ununtrium There was speculation the newly discovered element 113 (ununtrium), might get a permanent name starting with a J and element symbol J.

Pre-Lab Prep for Chemistry Lab

Pre-Lab Prep for Chemistry Lab

Chemistry lab is a required component of most chemistry courses. Learning about lab procedures and performing experiments helps you to learn techniques and reinforces textbook concepts. Make the most of your time in the lab by coming to lab prepared. Lab Prep Tips Review these pre-lab tips before starting an experiment.

What Was the Umayyad Caliphate?

What Was the Umayyad Caliphate?

The Umayyad Caliphate was the second of four Islamic caliphates and was founded in Arabia after the Prophet Muhammad's death. The Umayyads ruled the Islamic world from 661 to 750 C.E. Their capital was in the city of Damascus; the founder of the caliphate, Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan, had long been the governor of Syria.

What is the Definition of a Composite Material?

What is the Definition of a Composite Material?

Loosely defined, a composite is a combination of two or more different materials that results in a superior (often stronger) product. Humans have been creating composites for thousands of years to build everything from simple shelters to elaborate electronic devices. While the first composites were made from natural materials like mud and straw, today's composites are created in a lab from synthetic substances.

How to Change Egg Yolk Color

How to Change Egg Yolk Color

Chickens and other poultry naturally produce eggs with pale yellow to orange yolks, largely depending on their diet. You can change the color of an egg yolk by changing what the chicken eats or by injecting a fat-soluble dye into an egg yolk. Egg Color and Nutrition Eggshell and yolk color are unrelated to the nutritional content or flavor of an egg.

Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident

Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident

On May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was brought down near Svedlovsk, Soviet Union while performing high altitude reconnaissance. This event had a lasting negative impact on U.S. - U.S.S.R. relations. The details surrounding this event are to this day still shrouded in mystery.

English for Medicine: A Prescription

English for Medicine: A Prescription

Students and teachers can use the following short description of prescriptions in order to expand and check common English usage of terms relating to medical prescriptions, as well as treatments. A prescription is written by a doctor to give patients medicine needed to alleviate symptoms or stabilize a medical condition that might be chronic in nature.

Saladin, Hero of Islam

Saladin, Hero of Islam

Saladin, the sultan of Egypt and Syria, watched as his men finally breached the walls of Jerusalem and poured into the city full of European Crusaders and their followers. Eighty-eight years earlier, when the Christians had taken the city, they massacred the Muslim and Jewish inhabitants. Raymond of Aguilers boasted, "In the Temple and the porch of Solomon, men rode in blood up to their knees and bridle reins.