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Claire D.
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Library and Information Science
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Question:

Where would a book called "Understanding Tree Frogs" be shelved using the Dewey Decimal System?

Claire D.
Answer:

A book called "Understanding Tree Frogs" would be shelved in 597s-- the decimals following the whole number would be reliant on the author of the book. Any book about tree frogs will be grouped with other books on amphibians and animals as a whole. The Dewey Decimal System is broken into ten different groups on ten broad topics. The 500s are devoted to Math and Science, and the 590s specifically to Animals and Insects. 597 will be included in the call number for books on fish, reptiles, toads, and frogs, as well as other creatures.

Literature
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Question:

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel THE GREAT GATSBY, what is the significance/symbolism of the green light?

Claire D.
Answer:

The green light symbolizes hope. Jay Gatsby sees it as a physical representation of his hope for a life with Daisy. At night, Gatsby can see it across the bay, at the end of Daisy's dock. To Gatsby, the green light leads him to Daisy, acting as a guide for his ultimate goal of a life with Daisy as his romantic partner. On a wider scale, Fitzgerald uses the green light as a symbol of the American Dream. The green light is seemingly impossible to reach--it represents an unattainable hope for Gatsby. Through the green light, Fitzgerald argues that the American Dream is at its heart unattainable, because people will always be reaching for more, and there is no real end to the quest for success, just as there is no way to capture the green light.

English
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Question:

Find the grammatical errors in the following sentence: Frank wants to go to the movie theater with Sarah and I, but its closed today.

Claire D.
Answer:

The first error in the sentence is displayed by the phrase "Sarah and I." While the personal pronoun is placed correctly behind Sarah's name, the "I" should be changed to "me." To check if you are using the correct pronoun in a phrase where you are pairing yourself with another person, you can remove the person's name from the sentence. For example, without Sarah, the sentence would say, "Frank wants to go to the movie with I." It is clear then that "me" should be used instead of "I" because Frank is incorporating "me" into his activity. The second error in the sentence is the use of "its" when referring to the movie theater. While "its" is okay when used as a possessive article, here it is supposed to be a contraction of "it is", as in, "it is closed today." The error can be fixed by adding an apostrophe between the letters "t" and "s."

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