Stella Dimoko English 101 -Simple Mistakes You Make


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

English 101 -Simple Mistakes You Make

Hmmmmm it sounds correct but it is not!!!....


You're taking it personal ❌
You're taking it personally ✔

He is matured ❌
He is mature ✔
He has matured ✔

The reason is Because ❌
The reason is that ✔

My stuffs ❌
My stuff ✔

Night vigil ❌
Vigil ✔

Traveling bag ❌
Travel Bag ✔

As at when due ❌
As and when due ✔

Be rest assured ❌
Rest assured ✔

I'm hearing you ❌
I can hear you ✔

My names are ❌
My name is ✔

All manners of ❌
All manner of ✔

She delivered a baby boy ❌
She was delivered of a baby boy ✔

Lacking behind ❌
Lagging behind ✔

Crack your brain ❌
Rack your brain ✔

Return it back ❌
Return it ✔

Nigeria comprises of 36 states ❌
Nigeria comprises 36 states ✔
Nigeria is comprised of 36 states ✔

Wake keeping ❌
Wake keep ❌
Wake ✔

Exercise patience ❌
Be patient ✔

Barbing saloon ❌
Barber shop ✔

I forgot my phone at home ❌
I left my phone at home✔

Borrow me your pen ❌
Lend me your pen ✔
May I borrow your pen ✔

More grease to your elbow ❌
More power to your elbow ✔

Funny enough, I've never liked him ❌
Funnily enough, I've never liked him ✔

My body is scratching me ❌
My body itches ✔

Letterhead paper ❌
Letterhead ✔

I'm not your mate ❌
We're not mates ✔

You're mannerless ❌
You're ill-mannered ✔

Horn at the car in front ❌
Honk at the car in front ✔

Happy birthday in arrears ❌
Happy belated birthday ❌
Belated happy birthday ✔

I will sleep at 10pm ❌
I will go to bed at 10pm ✔

Just when I thought I have seen it all ❌
Just when I thought I had seen it all ✔

First come, First serve ❌
First come, First served ✔

Please dash me ❌
Please hand it on to me ✔
Please give me ✔

I have a running nose ❌
I have a runny nose ✔

Working Experience ❌
Work Experience ✔

*Oh Dear,I have learnt a lot from this post!!!


  1. Are you serious for number one! I have killed English teh teh

    1. Really, we have murdered English

      I learnt something
      @Funnily and

    2. My names are gets on my last nerve. My course rep was always saying it and when a couple of us tried correcting him, he got angry. Finally our Dean heard him say it during a seminar and had to correct him in the presence of the entire faculty.

    3. And D banj also misled us all. Don’t take it personal....

  2. OMG! OMG!! *side eye at Stella*, so many to learn from.

  3. abeg the wrong one sweet for mouth pass

    1. Lol. Same thing I was just saying in my mind.

  4. Wow!!!!...this is educating

  5. This is nice. People taking things personally, see una for up there

  6. Correct.

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  7. Lagging behind??? English is really hard eeeeh! Learnt one or two things sha. I hope it sticks. Kikikiki

  8. Is behind my back correct?if not what is the correct sentence?

    1. The correct sentence is "behind me". Back and behind is same, so you don't have to repeat it

      *Larry was here*

  9. Thank you for sharing, hmmm we learn everyday

  10. Chino! I have been murdering English language all this while.
    I hope this is correct though. 😷

  11. Thanks Stella for sharing.

  12. I saw a number that I'm guilty of. Let me go and take the necessary correction

  13. Hnmmm I learnt a whole lot. Pls more of these. Thanks Stella

  14. Chai, I have murdered English language

  15. I just hate English language.. Its too complicated

  16. Good. We actually need more of this here. But I no understand the 'I forgot my phone' and the 'I left my phone'. Na forget I forget am naa, not left it.😂😂

  17. Is it a room self contained or contain, please i need to know which one is correct

  18. We learn everyday. With this, I have to respect myself with speaking nonsense. Imagine travel bag chai. Thank you SDK for this I have learnt alot

  19. There are so many more I see written in the comment's section. The correct terminology is after the ellipsis.

    I am/ I'm...not Am

    I will be 30 IN December...not I will be 30 by December (saying "by" implies anytime from now till December)

    The lady on curly hair/ the man on blue shirt...the man IN the blue shirt


    Severally...numerous times/several times. (Severally; which is derived from sever means to separate/divide)

    We saw once a month...We saw EACH OTHER once a month.

    On the light...TURN on the light



  20. Please which English textbook can i buy to teach myself how to speack and write English.

  21. Thank you so much for this stella...


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