The difference is that a semi-monthly publication is published 24 times in a year. An evolving language can be a good thing, I agree with and understand that. Wow, I just want to commend everyone for the lively discussion. For example, the employee may receive payment for 12 days during one pay period and 13 days the next. It is 'bi- that confuses most people.
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A semi-annual reading of this lesson will help more than a bi-annual one. Many people think that since bifurcating or bisecting something divides it, then biweekly must mean to divide the week; but they misunderstand the derivation of the word. Definitely not the delicious golden goodness I enjoy under some good sausage gravy. Semi- can always mean bi- but bi- may not necessarily imply semi-. If your visitation schedule does not conform to one of the above examples, you can always add up the number of hours of visitation per year and divide that number by 8760 the total number of hours in a year.
That of course would throw off the next publish date of the 1st… I think you are saying the same thing as the original post. I thought I would just make a small contribution, in pointing out logical fallacies that seem to have consistently taken place I will point no fingers though. If you think your post has disappeared, see spam or an inappropriate post, please do not hesitate to , we're happy to help. If a given event happens every two weeks, there certainly is a two-week period between two consecutive events. I love to add to the confusion :. That's my thought on the subject. Shakespearean Sonnets have a similar pattern of abab cdcd efef gg.
For example: Teresa visits her parents in Manila twice each year. In the email I was writing, I changed biweekly to every other week because obviously everyone has a different interpretation of the word. The time-share percentage for the custodial parent is 79% and the time-share for the non-custodial parent is 21%, not including holidays or special days. It has been politely and professionally enjoined by all of the participants, which speaks well of all of you. Not everything has to be a single word, so don't be afraid to use more than one word when you want to use clear, understandable, unambiguous language.
If you read through some of the comments, you will see that people clearly caught on. Semimonthly means twice a month. With a bi-weekly pay schedule, two months out of the year produce three paychecks. When a phrase introduced by every or any refers to a group containing both men and women, what should the gender of the singular pronoun be? The reason I pause is: does the prefix apply to the frequency of the events or to the period of the events? Hetero-, homo-, and bisexual hold most definite meanings. Bimonthly means once every two months or twice a month… Semiweekly means twice a week. With a bi-weekly pay schedule, employees receive the equivalent of 26 paychecks during a standard year 52 weeks divided by two.
By the way, there are some terms for which it really does matter. Alternating weekends and one evening visit a week In this schedule, the child lives with custodial parent during the week and visits the non-custodial parent on alternating weekends and for one evening visit during the week. Edit: From the comments it's clear many Americans won't understand or are uncomfortable with fortnight so, to be safe, use the aforementioned every other week. Semi-monthly should have been applied in this instance. The class includes noun phrases introduced by every, any, and certain uses of some. Most style guides recommend avoiding these words. Importance of Custody Percentage When parents divorce, courts determine a parenting plan first, then calculate child support, because support is based on the projected amount of time a child will spend with each parent per year.