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Occam's Razor

Occam’s Razor is a heuristic (rule of thumb)  used in many areas of science and philosophy. Credited to Franciscan friar William of Ockham; “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity” is often reworded as “the simplest explanation is usually the right one”.

I like the way the medi…

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arise, arose, arisen

arise is an irregular base verb (present tense)

arose is past tense

arisen is past participle (use with “has”, “had” or “have”)

You never know when another opportunity will arise.

Out on the lawn arose such a cladder.

She has arisen from her slumber.

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Prescience, Precedence

prescience- foresight

precedence- priority

You have to study all of your vocabulary list unless you have the prescience to know which words will be on the test.

Doing your homework takes precedence over going out to play.

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write vs wrote vs written

wear vs wore vs worn

wake vs woke vs waked vs woken

throw vs threw vs thrown

tear vs tore vs torn

take vs took vs taken

swing vs swung

strick vs struck vs stricken

steal vs stole vs stolen

stand vs stood

spring vs sprang vs sprung

speak vs spoke vs spoken

sink vs sank vs sunk

sing vs sang vs sung

show vs showed vs shown

shake vs shook vs shaken

see vs saw vs seen

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