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Learn British English Free: can; could; to be …

Learn British English Free: can; could; to be able to
(subtitles / captions)

Chris presents some ideas about different ways to use
can, could and to be able to.

CAN = modal verb

I can do it or I can’t (cannot) do it

can’t use it in the past

can for permission: Can I go out? You can’t smoke here
(instruction)

can for ability: I can speak three languages or I can’t
speak three languages

can in the future: I can see you tomorrow

COULD = can in the past  (modal verb)

I could come or I couldn’t (could not) come (past)

could for questions (more polite):

Could you do that outside, please?

could = can in the past: I could do that when I was
younger

couldn’t for something you don’t want to do:

I couldn’t make
fun of him (it is possible but I don’t want to)

TO BE ABLE TO is possible with the past and future – not
a modal verb

able – ability (noun)

I’m able to see him now or I’m not able to see him now

use with future + will:

I will be able to come tomorrow

I won’t be able to come tomorrow

use to be able to in the past:

I was able to do that when I was younger

I used to be able to do that

‘can’ is more common than ‘be able to’ because it’s
shorter and more useful

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modals-can-could-able.htm

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/can-or-could

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/07/01/can-or-could/

Using machine learning for cross-lingual and c…

Using machine learning for cross-lingual and cross-platform rumor verification

Via Tech Xplore

Preprint.- Cross-Lingual Cross-Platform Rumor Verification Pivoting on Multimedia ContentPDF – Code (GitHub)

Interesting, I guess over time it will be quite trusted depending precisely on the trust that platforms can offer, in this case Twitter, Google and its Chinese counterpart Baidu. However, common sense and education (natural intelligence as opposed to artificial intelligence) will remain essential as long as there are lots of folks who only believe (and share regardless of reliability) what fits in their pre-established and static schemes, and little lambs that treat as truth revealed all the stupid things they read on MSM or see on YouTube.

Learn British English Free: ‘bitch&rsq…

Learn British English Free: ‘bitch’ – rude (subtitles / captions)

Chris explains some meanings of the word ‘bitch’.
pronunciation: ‘bitch’ or ‘beach’
a bitch (noun)
– female dog
– a complaint
– slang for an unkind or unpleasant woman (rude)
to bitch (about someone)
bitchy (adjective)

Getting started in Exploratory Data Analysis w…

Getting started in Exploratory Data Analysis with Pandas and Jupyter Notebooks:

Hi! I am new to Medium and made this tutorial on the Pandas Framework for Python. Please tell me what you think!


A cool short introduction to Python + Pandas. Thanks!

Actually I’m a R enthusiast, but I’d say the tool (Python, R, Julia, C++, Java, etc…) is a secondary factor, the real core of data science is Mathematics, singularly Statistic, then Computer Science, and only after that, the tool. In my opinion both Python and R (with or without Jupyter) are powerful enough to enter happily in this wonderful field.

Image from Wikipedia article “Exploratory data analysis”:

Clever, no further explanation needed.

Clever, no further explanation needed.

Via Reddit

Refreshing vocabulary lesson: ‘petrichor’ /ˈpɛ…

Refreshing vocabulary lesson: ‘petrichor’ /ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/

petrichor = the smell of rain on dry ground

example: ‘I love the smell of petrichor in the morning’

British conversations.

British conversations.

Via http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/

Someone posted in FB this picture taken in Jaf…

Someone posted in FB this picture taken in Jaffa Flea Market’ parking lot. Masterly!

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtit…

World Cup Fever: it’s coming home (with subtitles /
captions)

Football song but the Lightning Seeds and Baddiel and
Skinner in 1996.

Three Lions on a Shirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqimlFcJsM

30 years of hurt = 1966 – 1996 (30 years) – 52 years now!

The three lions = the England football team

That tackle by Moore = Bobby Moore

When Lineker scored = Gary Lineker

Bobby belting the ball = Bobby Charlton

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup st…

World Cup Fever: vocabulary for World Cup stages

via: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/