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Pronunciation: ˌfrônˈdər
noun
a political rebel

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“Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?”

Jean Renoir

(1894–1979)

French film director

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7 grammar myths you learned in school

 

Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn…