Author name: Derek Haines

Derek Haines is an author of a number of books, however, he spends most of his time blogging, making technology go wrong, and being a rather senior ESL English teacher. Born in Australia, but now living in Switzerland with his wife and his black Cocker Spaniel, he spends most of his time trying to make technology work again, after inadvertently breaking it. It's a painful process, yet such an effective self-study method to acquire new technology skills. As a writer - I can change adroitly into the first person, and say that I love what I do and where I live, and also, that I am a Douglas Adams fanatic, bordering on a tragic. So much so, that by some spooky coincidence, my street address is 42. That’s better than just owning a few towels. I also, quite like commas. The Oxford type or otherwise. As an ESL teacher, I am a firm believer in the Direct Method, which means that I like my students to do all the hard work and not me. Most of all, I enjoy life and gladly take each breath as it comes.


Easy Prefixes

Inside is the opposite if outside. Logically. So, the opposite of hangover must be hangunder then? And the positive of disappointed is appointed? The ‘un’ and ‘um’ prefixes are easier though. Simply a matter of sound, phonetics and clear logic. An umbrella can’t be an unbrella now can it? And umbridge is not a hesitation in crossing […]

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