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
Advertisers can expect this to last another month, though there may be an opportunity to resume these ads sooner.Facebook extends its temporary ban on political ads for another month|Taylor Hatmaker|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
The ink was barely dry when the tour resumed play in mid-June.Golf bet big on legalized sports gambling. It’s paying off.|Rick Maese|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
They may not resume work for a week or more if the ground is too wet after a rainy spell.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart|Laura Erickson|November 6, 2020|Popular-Science
The gaming giant has privately informed some high-profile streamers in the country that it expects to resume the service in India before the end of this year, the other source said.
Frostburg State University resumed in-person classes Thursday, about a week after a spate of coronavirus cases forced the campus online and as questions mount over the school’s handling of the virus.As Frostburg State University resumes in-person teaching, concerns over safety mount|Lauren Lumpkin|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Performances continue through October 15, before resuming again in February and May.
Yet more than a year after resuming office, the demands and expectations of journalists have not been realized.
Nothing in the interim agreement would stop Iran from resuming such activity if negotiations break down, he said.Iran Top Nuke Negotiator: Deal Reversible In One Day|Josh Rogin|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the speech, he also called for opening a diplomatic interests section in Tehran and resuming commercial flights to the country.
Just getting home and resuming a kind of basic routine and spending time with friends and family was for me always enough.What It Feels Like to Lose a Presidential Election|David Freedlander|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
"It's curious how attached one gets to a dog," said Perry sagely, resuming his rocking from heel to toe and toe to heel.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Madame stood hand on hip, the flush fading slowly, her glance resuming its habitual lazy insolence.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Then, resuming his cape and Belgian cap, with its tassel over his forehead, he went out into the street again.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
I was a little perplexed on sitting down to my table: “Am I right in resuming this correspondence?”My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico