Review, Re View, Revue

Review, Re View, Revue
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Review and revue are homophones (same sound but different spellings and meanings), and when review is written with a hyphen it can have another meaning. 

Review and revue are homophones (same sound but different spellings and meanings), and when review is written with a hyphen it can have another meaning.

Since her early childhood, she started to play in small-time revues which propelled her to the artistic limelight, and she started to get acclaimed and critical reviews in the press and social media but could not re-view her personal life.

Review is a noun. Review has multiple meanings. Review means a general survey of subject, thing, something; an assessment of something; a retrospect of the past in order to get a perspective, to understand the pros and cons or gauging; Review means revision of a subject, a topic or under reconsideration.

The book is under review means it is under examination for changing the contents wherever necessary. Writers review their work before they send it to the publisher for publishing, or to consider the book for publication but before this the writers ensure that they review it well to add or delete some content.

Review is a display and formal inspection of troops, a performance before it is performed. Review in journalistic sense refers to a published account or published piece of writing or criticism about a book, play, music gig, performance, play, etc.

Numerous reviews are published in newspapers, magazines and websites on movies, books, plays or theatre or drama, and gadgets in order to inform the audience.

Review also functions as a verb meaning to survey something, look back on; reconsider, revise before it is published or performed in order to cut out any flaws or errors; revisiting and reviewing the troops; writing a review of a book, music, play, exhibition, et al.

The derivatives of review are reviews (plural noun), reviewable (adjective); reviews, reviewed, reviewing (verbs) and reviewer (noun). Few journalists are known as reviewers because of their reviewing skills on books and movies.

Review is derived from the old French word reveue. Re-view with a hyphen refers to viewing something again for one or the other reason. Viewing again. He saw a movie, and again because he re-viewed it in order to write a review for a blog.

Revue is a theatrical entertainment. Revue is a theatrical entertainment consisting of a series of short satirical sketches, songs, music and dance. Revue comes from the French word literally meaning ‘review’.

Before cinema or moving images, revue was a popular form of entertainment and melodrama in the 19th century and reached its peak during the 1920s and early 1930s. In Internet era, bloggers are reviewers, too.

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