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If I squint real hard I can make out an 'E'

I am so awash in ignorance about so many things.

1.) Does doing a lot of reading necessarily increase nearsightness?

2.) What does 'admixture' mean? (I think it's on the GRE) Is it just a snobby way of saying 'mixture'?

3.) Do you pronounce coupon and KOO-pahn or KYOO-pahn?


1.) It may cause eyestrain, but I doubt that it increases nearsightedness.

2.) If you are creating a mixture--like concrete, there are several optional mixtures that may be added to it. I think these are called "admixtures."

3.) My dictionary shows either one is acceptable.