English, like many other languages,
includes words from others, especially for expressions that come
from Latin, a language no longer spoken.
Here are the first two interesting
expressions you might like to include in your writing. Be careful,
however, not to use them only to show off!
An interesting expression taken
from Latin it may mean "For this purpose, to this end; for the
particular purpose in hand or in view." It can also mean "to
improvise . . . as a deliberate means of avoiding long-term
policy."—from Oxford English Dictionary.
E.g., "We formed an ad hoc group
devoted to studying the problem of recycling in the high school.
E.g., "Their ad hoc approach to the
problems made it more difficult to solve it forever." (second
Another Latin expression that means, "By
or in itself, themselves, or (now rarely) himself or herself;
without reference to anything (or anyone) else;
E.g., "Although we may not reject
his ideas about women per se, we still object to the way they are
presented in a sneering tone."
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