Origin of resume1
OTHER WORDS FROM resumere·sum·a·ble, adjectivere·sum·er, nounun·re·sumed, adjective
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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
Federal executions resumed this summer after a 17-year hiatus.Supreme Court continues capital punishment trend with Barrett on the bench|Robert Barnes|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The program never received the necessary clearance to practice, but that flexible timeline offers some encouragement for Maryland’s chances to resume team activities in time for the Indiana game.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He cannot return to team activities for 10 days, but that does give him time to resume on-the-field coaching duties before the Indiana game if Maryland plays.Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State game|Emily Giambalvo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Apple has banned the popular mobile game Fortnite amid a legal battle with its publisher, Epic Games, but the iPhone maker’s customers may soon be able to resume playing the title.Nvidia plans to bring Fortnite back to the iPhone despite Apple ban|Aaron Pressman|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The Supreme Court has repeatedly turned down requests to block the Justice Department’s plans to resume executions.Orlando Hall executed after Supreme Court declined to intervene|Ann Marimow|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
In past years they have declared a ceasefire right before Christmas, but have resumed attacks once the holiday season is over.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sorties by nuclear-capable bombers had been discontinued in 1992 as the Cold War came to an end, but Putin resumed them in 2007.
By most accounts, the Times newsroom has calmed since Baquet resumed his duties full time a few weeks after going under the knife.Dean Baquet, the NYT’s Executive Editor, on Jill Abramson, Race, Surviving Cancer—and TMZ Envy|Lloyd Grove|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, I have treated many people who have risen from near death and resumed their lives.It’s Impossible to Cure a Baby With HIV, No Matter How Seductive the Hope May Be|Kent Sepkowitz|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The landings resumed, and the tide of battle shifted to the Americans.D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History|James A. Warren|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.
He passed his handkerchief for the last time over face and head, and resumed his wig.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
De Valor resumed it, when he raised the rebel standard on the Alpuxara mountains.
In about two hours afterward the watches and chronometer recommenced going, and the compasses resumed their position.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The gentlemen resumed their seats, and this time, Mr Bellamy addressed them.