Origin of resume1
OTHER WORDS FROM resumere·sum·a·ble, adjectivere·sum·er, nounun·re·sumed, adjective
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Origin of resume2
usage note for resume
In French, accent marks serve two purposes. They can mark a different vowel quality (the vowels e , è and é are pronounced very differently), or they may distinguish two words that would otherwise be homographs ( ou without an accent means “or,” while où with an accent means “where”).
When you use these words in English, it is correct to write them with the French accents or without; the spellings divorcée and divorcee are both accepted. Some people prefer including the accent for accuracy or to evoke a subtle European flavor. The inclusion or omission of an accent mark when naming an establishment cafe or café suggests a certain expectation for the style and tone of the place. Other people find any use of a foreign accent mark to be unnecessary and pretentious. Be aware of your audience when making this decision.
As in the original French, accents are useful for differentiating between two homographs. English speakers are more likely to keep the accents in a word like résumé or exposé in order to avoid confusion with the verbs resume or expose . Words without confusable English counterparts, like deja vu or cafe , are less likely to maintain their accents in written English.
Generally, the use of foreign accents for words borrowed into English is optional. However, if you do choose to use accented letters, be sure to use the correct accent and be consistent within the word. For example, déjà vu has an acute (rising) accent mark in the first syllable and a grave (falling) accent in the second. The word résumé has two acute accent marks. Avoid haphazard or false accent marking, as sometimes seen in the spellings dejá vu or resumé . The best rule to follow for foreign accent marks is all or nothing.
How to use resume in a sentence
If he did, it could be a sign that our politicians are ready to resume genuine policy-making across party lines.
As for the search, which will soon resume, Soelisto confessed that “the capability of our equipment is not optimum.”
They added that the shutdown was temporary and they plan to resume the trial in January.
Sharpton, well known for a series of controversial incidents earlier in his career, also played defense about his own resume.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, thanks to home care support, she was able to resume an independent life.
Fortunately, Massna had time to make his way through the Austrian skirmishers and resume his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
One morning Tom was awakened by his faithful attendant to resume his weary journey.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
I shall then give an account of my various excursions in an Appendix, and afterwards resume the thread of my journal.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
He did not resume his book immediately, but sat for a while meditatively looking out into the garden.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
When you happen to think of it; will you try never to allow yourself to resume that expression—that expression again?The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux