Grammar and Vocabulary

  1. Whose vs. Who’s
    Whose is the possessive form of the pronoun who and is defined as belonging to or associated with which person. When used in a sentence, it usually (but not always) appears before a noun. 


    Who’s is a contraction of who is or who has
  2. Its vs. It’s
    “Its” is the possessive form of the pronoun it. “It’s” is a contraction, standing for “it is” or “it has.”
  3. Define Punitive
    • Inflicting or intended as punishment.  "he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc" synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional, retributive"punitive measures"
    • (of a tax or other charge) extremely high.  "a current punitive interest rate of 31.3%"  synonyms: harsh, severe, stiff, stringent, burdensome, demanding, crushing, crippling; high, sky-high, inflated, exorbitant, extortionate, excessive, inordinate, unreasonable "punitive taxes"
  4. Define Putative
    Generally considered or reputed to be.  "the putative father of a boy of two"  synonyms: supposed, assumed, presumed; accepted, recognized; commonly regarded, presumptive, alleged, reputed, reported, rumored "the putative cause of the brain damage was lead poisoning"
  5. What is Active learning?
    Is a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content.
  6. What is Associative learning?
    Associative learning, in animal behaviour, any learning process in which a new response becomes associated with a particular stimulus. In its broadest sense, the term has been used to describe virtually all learning except simple habituation.
  7. What is Meaningful learning?
    Meaningful learning refers to the concept that the learned knowledge (lets say a fact) is fully understood by the individual and that the individual knows how that specific fact relates to other stored facts (stored in your brain that is).
  8. What is Rote learning?
    Rote learning is a memorization technique based on repetition. The idea is that one will be able to quickly recall the meaning of the material the more one repeats it. Some of the alternatives to rote learning include meaningful learning, associativelearning, and active learning.
  9. What is 'Product Hopping'?
    A tactic by which brand name pharmaceutical companies can try to obstruct generic competitors and preserve monopoly profits on a patented drug by making modest reformulations that offer little or no therapeutic advantages.

    Prior to facing generic competition, a brand drug company can, for example, simply withdraw its original product, forcing consumers to switch to the reformulated brand drug and enabling the branded company to keep its market exclusivity and preventing consumers from obtaining the benefits of generic competition.
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