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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by tete7000(m): 11:52pm On Dec 16, 2015
Fallen standard of education.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by longleg(m): 11:52pm On Dec 16, 2015
That is the reason why #tortology
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by delors(m): 11:58pm On Dec 16, 2015
Girls most especially...awon olodo cool
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Ramos16(m): 12:00am On Dec 17, 2015
JayRise:
ok. Keep touching the problem without giving a solution

I like what you just said, it is not enough to realise that there is a problem, you have to proffer solutions as well...


And just as the OP finds others at fault on one thing, he/she is also at fault on another, so we cannot just point out the problem, it will only seem that we are trying to be abase.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by doe: 12:20am On Dec 17, 2015
Most nigerians don't know the difference between quiet and quite:-)

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Dynamite02: 12:42am On Dec 17, 2015
TheMainMan:
i cn differentiate when it matters.. I actually use it too when i'm chattin.. Probably to save sm stress and the person should just dig since its just online ish.. undecided undecided..
The best way to save stress then is to type " I'm" instead of "am"
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horexy(f): 1:01am On Dec 17, 2015
goodgood2:
Of course, it can! A good example is: Am I your mate?
Dt's a question not a sentence.


tosyne2much:
You are right on track cheesy
Thanks cheesy

gelagela:
U are on point.
Thanks cheesy
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horexy(f): 1:05am On Dec 17, 2015
ayourbamie:

God bless you plenty
Amen, God bless u too.


Theanonymous9:

Am now fully aware. Thanks. cheesy
blakky97:
am so proud of you.

Hmmmn, na una sabi o tongue

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by DedeNkem: 1:06am On Dec 17, 2015
Because Nigeria has many illiterate graduates
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horexy(f): 1:12am On Dec 17, 2015
arrhenius15:

While you are absolutely right about your comments, but then what's the true essence of social media?
It's of course a platform to socialise, creating an impression/resemblance of how you would probably relate to d frnd in reality. So wen u see a friend out there, would you need to emphatically stress-out every of your words? I doubt it.
Quite often than none, most of us would probably use certain words intentionally, out of being in a hurry, or following our intellisense (keyboard suggestions).
So don't always have the impression that while some of us make certain "grammatical blunders", semantic or syntactic errors, that we are definitely not good enough, those highlighted factors can contribute to them.
Ok..both are 2 lettered words except for d apostrophe cheesy so I don't 'see' any emphatic stress-out


Cutehector:
its social media, its informal....
But still... undecided
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Cyriloha(m): 1:24am On Dec 17, 2015
We sabi books but forming dey kill us oooooooh
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by simdam500(m): 1:59am On Dec 17, 2015
JayRise: ok. Keep touching the problem without giving a solution
u said it all. I was even expecting to see tweet of right and wrong example from d op that open d thread or the twitter dude but either way, none of them was able to solve a thing, instead they created more problem.

If i am on twitter (where number of letters are limited) and "i'm" instead of "i am" can save me d day. Why wouldn't i go for "i'm" when i have nothing to lose.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by davidsgal(f): 2:05am On Dec 17, 2015
Hmmmmm
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ojofujacob(m): 2:06am On Dec 17, 2015
Hahahaha. Oga communication is all about understanding, if I write am instead of I am and it is understood by the other person or group of people Wetin come concern agbero with over load?. Lol
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by larryUG(m): 2:06am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy


On the contrary, am can start a sentence. Eg. Am I mad? Is that not a sentence?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by RexTramadol1(m): 3:37am On Dec 17, 2015
The poo dey sweet people





Am Am,like dem wan win Amaa awards





Oga oh!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by AreaFada2: 3:53am On Dec 17, 2015
Hokay.

"Ayam heating yam" should replace "am eating yam" then. Since we're in yam eating season #NationalCakeSharing. grin cheesy
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by saintneo(m): 4:13am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy



Contrary to to your interpretation, 'am' can start a sentence; an example is already in your post.
"Am is an auxiliary verb." .... There 'am' started a sentence; just some technicalities that exists.


For fun.

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by hilseger: 6:22am On Dec 17, 2015
[quote author=horexy post=41069560] Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy


[/quote

Ontop 40 wey u & op manage score for GNS, na now una know say I'm & Am no be the same thing enh?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ewizard1: 6:23am On Dec 17, 2015
I do and use them accordingly. I neva mistake it. undecided
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ewizard1: 6:26am On Dec 17, 2015
doe:
Most nigerians don't know the difference between quiet and quite:-)
Hehehe!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Cutehector(m): 6:36am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:

Ok..both are 2 lettered words except for d apostrophe cheesy so I don't 'see' any emphatic stress-out



But still... undecided



but still what.... Ok dont u write laugh out loud as lol... Eh? Abeg make una try get sense jor!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by centbishop: 6:41am On Dec 17, 2015
JimTiger4:
come online and you'll definitely see stuffs like
"am Lordcornel, and am a graduate of Biochemistry "
lol
lalasticl.ala.....please educate Nigerian youths oo
Is dat am insult,
to 9ja youth?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by mart2k(m): 6:43am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy


C, d truth is dat many of them only use it to type msgs or make comments online not that they dnt understnd d usage. I think we ar all guilty of it one way or d other. Som pple wl type 'were' in place of 'we are' in dis case, u wl discovered dat pple are just too lazy to insert (') in between. There ar numerous instances like dat. U knw, if uar d type dat tweets, u wl need minimum words to express ur views; daz one of d reasons dat gave birth to all dis shortcut.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Misogynist2014(m): 7:06am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb... [b]it can't start a sentence
while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy
[/b]

Am I good to go?
Empty head!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Zoe99(f): 7:07am On Dec 17, 2015
It's true and it pisses me off.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by IceDude(m): 7:09am On Dec 17, 2015
They cant also differentiate between THEIR/THERE
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 7:14am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy


in other news ...You are a teacher,teaching English language, teaching English language to both students and teacher s of this great forum!you wont mind teaching me privately, cos I find it difficult understanding my instructors from afar,most especially the female folks!!! Kindly reply asap.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ggrin(f): 7:16am On Dec 17, 2015
STFUareyouGod:
e pepper am tongue
sad
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ggrin(f): 7:17am On Dec 17, 2015
austine4real:
am sleepin pls dnt disturb me
undecided
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 7:24am On Dec 17, 2015
I just can't be caught making that mistake. Ppl have used it too much that they've forgot the proper usage!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by espionagesavvy(m): 7:25am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:
Very true and it's so annoying undecided
'Am' is an auxilliary verb...it can't start a sentence while 'I'm' is the shorter form for or an abbreviation of 'I am'.
I wonder why most pple throw the 'I' away.
For example: 'I am eating' shouldn't be 'am eating' cos it wouldn't make sense if u shorten 'she is eating' to 'is eating' cheesy



Use am in a sentence..

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