evidence of a witness who testifies to the truth of the fact to be proved (contrasted with circumstantial evidence).
Direct Questions vs. Reported DialogueA direct question is when you ask a question by speaking directly (e.g. “How are you doing today?”). Reported dialogue is when you report what someone else says (e.g. “Joan asked how you’re doing today.”). Reported dialogue usually uses the third person point of view. Direct Questions Direct questions usually include interrogative pronouns or adverbs. Interrogative pronouns and adverbs include words like as who, what, …
How Does The English Language Handle Gender Identity?Transgender issues are nothing new, but many of the words surrounding how we talk about gender identity are relatively young … at least by dictionary standards. In conversational use as early as the 1960s, “transgender” entered the dictionary in the early 1990s. Trans- is a Latin prefix meaning “across or beyond.” Gender shares the same Latin root as genus . Someone who is transgender does …
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British Dictionary definitions for direct evidence
law evidence, usually the testimony of a witness, directly relating to the fact in disputeCompare circumstantial evidence
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