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Thursday, July 04, 2019

English Words And Using Them In Context...

This post is about the Common Mistakes People Make...........





It is Thought not Taught When you want to say ''I thought it was this?I thought it was you when i heard the door bell...

The word TAUGHT can only be used to when referring to learning or impacting some kind of Knowledge....

''Your silence Taught me a good lesson'' and NOT your silence ''thought'' me a good lesson..The teacher Taught me well...


Opening this post does not mean I am perfect in my English,I just want us to use goosip time to learn as well...Lots of you on this Blog Need this Lesson..OMG!!!

Please post what you know with explanations and lets keep this going....

Oops,its GOSSIP and not goosip...See i made an error up there..LOL

65 comments:

  1. Abeg what's the difference between Brainwash and Hypnotise.

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    1. Brainwash is more of ideologies forced on someone while hypnotize is not limited to ideology, it could involve more substantial things that can be seen or held to manipulate someone.

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    2. WE BUY CONDEMNED INVERTER BATTERIES:08141395113/090208745244 July 2019 at 15:18

      Ok

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    3. It is either I am or I’m not am. This particular one annoys me the most

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    4. Brain was na to use sense deceive you ordinary brain work while hypnotize na to use jazz jazz you to mumu

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  2. Being a pilot, I've been to more than 100 countries.

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  3. Someone just lay emphasis on Been And Being

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    1. Been is used after "has and " have". While being is used after "is", "was" and "are".

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  4. It is 'It's' not 'is'. E.g. "It's a boy" not "is a boy". This is a common mistake I have observed.

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  5. 'There' and 'Their'

    There is referring to a PLACE. E.g "they are THERE". "I went THERE"
    While Their is referring to people, or things relating to people. E.g "THEIR marriage is waxing stronger." "I don't like the color of THEIR gate."

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    1. What about where and were???

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    2. Where has to do with location. Were is the past tense of are.

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  6. Stella you deserve ice cream for this post ❤πŸ’‹πŸ’žπŸ€πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

    It would be really insightful and interesting.


    Blog Professors over to you

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  7. Stella you deserve ice cream for this post ❤πŸ’‹πŸ’žπŸ€πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

    It would be really insightful and interesting.


    Blog Professors over to you

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  8. A very common mistake...being in place of been and vice verse.
    BEING is something happening presently e.g I am being nice πŸ‘…
    BEEN is used when describing a past e.g I have been starved 🧐

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    1. Mature and Matured

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    2. He is a mature man. Not he is a matured man.

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  9. The lady in red NOT the lady on red
    Business card NOT complimentary card
    Switch off the light NOT off the light
    Louder please NOT loud it
    My body aches NOT I'm in pains all over my body
    Deflowered NOT disvirgin
    You eat ice cream NOT I lick ice cream
    I love to see her smiling NOT I love to see her smiles
    Switch on the light NOT on the light
    Hard liquor/spirit NOT hot drink

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    1. Thank you for the last one,i just learnt it

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    2. *I'm in Sifia pain*
      That is what the fifth line reminded me of. LMAO!

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    3. 13:54....But since U dey buy ice cream, na eat U dey eat am????

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    4. 15:54.... It's I love to see her, smile....

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    5. Anon 15.54 in your haste to correct, you overplayed your hand. Read your sentence again!
      Shorts NOT short knicker
      Glass NOT glass cup
      Coffee table NOT centre table
      Barber shop or Hairdresser's NOT Barbing salon

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    6. You are a thief NOT your a thief
      Slippers NOT Silpas
      Bathroom NOT Baitroom

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  10. The Hant was crawling Hinside the Habbey and er Haunty used er igh ell to it Hit.

    Does anyone understand this sentence?
    Can someone write the correct thing?

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    1. The ant was crawling inside the abbey and her aunty used her high heel to hit it.

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    2. If your Yoruba gather for a selfie

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    3. It's you're not your.

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    4. If "you are" and not if "your"!!!

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  11. Please can somebody break down the difference between "been" and "being". I get confused using them sometimes.

    Thanks

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    1. They are both verbs. But BEEN is used as a past tense, it is usually used after HAS, HAVE Or HAD, while BEING is used as a present or continuous tense. Example, I have BEEN going there for a while, He has BEEN crying. etc You are just BEING stubborn. Are you the only one BEING disturbed? I can't stop BEING angry at you.

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    2. Been = past tense
      Being = happening presently

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    3. Been is used when there is "have & has in a sentence.
      Being is used when you don't have any of the "two words" in a sentence.

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    4. Been= past tense of 'Be'
      Being= present continuous tense of 'Be'

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  12. Thank you for this opportunity

    I am a girl
    And not
    Am a girl

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    1. Please can u give more examples? Because the use of am and I'm is confusing.
      For example, I'm finding it difficult to make a sentence with I'm or am.
      Am I correct?
      Oh God, so confusing.

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    2. Enter there is no english word like am, I think you can only say it but when writing, you don't use it in place of I'm.

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    3. madam B, u can either say I am or i'm but never am. I'm is a contraction of I am. other exampleds are:
      have not- haven't
      do not- don't
      it is- it's etc.
      a sentence usually consists of a Noun/pronoun/article , verb, object/adjective.
      However, there are verbs that do not carry objects called intransitive verbs.
      AM is a form of the verb be, it can't begin a sentence without a Noun or Article.

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    4. I'm a girl not am a girl.

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  13. it is "bought" not "but
    I 'bought' grilled fish today at shoprite
    The word bought is the past tense of buy while the latter is used for excluding e.g no one answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice 'but' to leave

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  14. Mine is "Advice" and "Advise" when writing. I mistake one for the other sometimes so I avoid using either of them at all, especially when needed.

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    1. @ anon ADVICE is a NOUN while ADVISE is a VERB. So when writing, know whether you want to write it as a verb or noun, then you know which one to use e.g:
      I need ADVICE from BVs (noun)
      Bvs ADVISED her (verb)

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    2. @Amanda Favour, a big thank you to you.

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    3. @Keshy, your first example should be:
      *It's been *a while*... NOT.... Its been awhile..

      That's just the same as .. It has been a while....

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  15. 'Been' is the past participle of 'be' while 'being' is the state of existence
    for example: its 'been' awhile I saw Adamu... I have 'being' having cramps lately
    Don't know if you understand

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    1. Second example is wrong. I have been having cramps lately. Continuous tense.

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    2. your first example is correct, but i don't agree with the second one

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  16. It’s I can recite it “off heart” not off head

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  17. "Advice" is a NOUN.

    Example Given:

    My dad gave me some ADVICE regarding whom to marry ( pls note it doesn't and should never have a plural form... Nothing like ADVICES)

    while

    "Advise" is a VERB. Advise is an action word hence, it's can be used in the past, present or future tense form..

    E.G: 1. My dad ADVISED me on whom to marry.

    2. I will do my best to ADVISE him on the issue.

    3. I will be ADVISING a group of teenagers on drugs come Sunday, July 7, 2019.

    4. I was ADVISED not to take that route ever again.

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  18. Passport NOT international passport. It is the document you present to a nation’s authority to help you “pass a port” quite literally into another country. There is no such national or local equivalent so you do not need to qualify a passport as being international.

    The picture placed in such documents is a passport photograph NOT a passport.

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  19. I like the 'I'm' and 'Am' gang lol

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  20. Borrowed language. Nothing dey wrong if English fail you sometimes. When will Nigeria manufacture it's own lingua and market same to the world e.g International Igbo Language Test Score (IILTS); International Yoruba Language Test Score(IYLTS); International Wafi Language Test Score(IWLTS) etc?

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    1. Learn, you don't want to. See you head like KenwoodπŸ˜‹. Don't go and disgrace SDK oh....

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    2. 'Yeyebrity'see your... The person who wrote the SPARKS original Queen's English. Too much English no let you see road. 'Learn'for how long? If I disgrace Stella, nothing bad inside, after all there must always be a black sheep.

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  21. I eat all fruits EXCEPT banana. I dont EXPECT such act from you. Please be guided.

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  22. Sight: of eyes; perception V
    Site: of location N
    Cite: of reference V

    Sit: the act of taking a seat V
    Seat: object used for siting N

    Bed: the frame in which a mattress is placed in N
    Matress: the soft object placed in a bed N

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  23. On this blog and not in this blog. A lot of people make that mistake here.

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  24. I came in my car, not I came with my car.

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  25. He is mature not he is MATURED

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  26. Where are you from and not are you from where? I have been there bf not I have being there before, their house not there house

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  27. Only in Nigeria will journalists write that someone is fingered instead of implicated. SMH.

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  28. I'm in pain and not I'm in pains

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  29. Please can someone help on when to use 'in' and 'at' correctly

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