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Tutor profile: Andrea S.

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Andrea S.
High School English Teacher 8 years, Masters Degree in Education
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Subject: Writing

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Question:

Place the comma in the correct place, if a comma is needed: In the end we ultimately ended up heading home early.

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Andrea S.
Answer:

In the end, we ultimately ended up heading home early. The comma is place after 'end' in order to attach the dependent clause 'In the end'. Dependent clauses are always attached with commas.

Subject: Literature

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In Act II of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, why is it ironic that John Proctor forgets one of the biblical Ten Commandments?

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In Act II, John Proctor forgets the commandment "thou shalt not commit adultery'. This is ironic because it is the commandment he has recently, personally broken and has sworn never to repeat.

Subject: English

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'My heart swells as a flower blooms for the sun' is an example of what type of literary device?

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A simile A simile is a specific type of metaphor that uses the words 'like' or 'as' in the comparison. A metaphor is "an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics" (Cambridge University).

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