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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by cuteboy2: 7:39am On Dec 17, 2015
ggirl4real:
I'm coming

...So OP you see, I didn't make the mistake....


You made an even bigger mistake in your only post on NL titled: "Why Does 'the Church' Not Encourage Singlehood?"

https://www.nairaland.com/2611887/why-does-church-not-encourage

What is the meaning of "singlehood". Is that what they teach in NECO/WAEC and degree programmes these days
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horexy(f): 7:43am On Dec 17, 2015
hilaomo:
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.


I am far from being a teacher talkless of being an English one...I'm a Chemical Engineer. If I can help, I would gladly do...just PM me if u've got any questions.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by mightiersa: 7:50am 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


Am I here to read the post or to comment on the post? Oh! I'm commenting already.
Am can actually start a sentence.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horexy(f): 7:55am On Dec 17, 2015
mightiersa:

Am I here to read the post or to comment on the post?
Oh! I'm commenting already.
Am can actually start a sentence

That's a question not a sentence. A sentence ends with a full stop tongue
Do have a great day.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by mightiersa: 8:02am On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:


That's a question not a sentence. A sentence ends with a full stop tongue
Do have a great day.
I hope you knew that a sentence can be simple or compound in form. That sentence actually ended with a full stop.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by amakuez(m): 8:02am On Dec 17, 2015
Many pple do dat because it social media.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by og2711(m): 8:03am On Dec 17, 2015
Daslim180:
Shey? For your mind?! You should have mentioned few....... They use that probably coz it's on social media which is not a formal writing.


Nope. They honestly don't know the difference. You see the same mistakes in CVs and cover letters.

If you don't know when to use the words 'there, their and they're', you're basically in the same boat.

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by amakuez(m): 8:05am On Dec 17, 2015
mightiersa:

I hope you knew that a sentence can be simple or compound in form. That sentence actually ended with a full stop.
I'm going out now.
What about that
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by RetroBoy: 8:39am On Dec 17, 2015
Daslim180:
Shey? For your mind?! You should have mentioned few....... They use that probably coz it's on social media which is not a formal writing.

No, I disagree. A lot of people, even so-called educated folk, make that basic mistake.
And that calls into question your literacy if you don't know beginning a sentence with 'am' is wrong.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by horllamy(m): 8:44am On Dec 17, 2015
Daslim180:
Shey? For your mind?! You should have mentioned few....... They use that probably coz it's on social media which is not a formal writing.


You are right but most people the way they are writing in social media is master them to the extended that they will written it in letter even in exams, which is very bad attitude
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 8:51am 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


Aunty Horexy! The way you taught me english was the reason I made a D!
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by hotdi(m): 8:59am On Dec 17, 2015
Social media short forms though. Sure they know d right thing when it comes to formal writing.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by onimcee1(m): 9:08am 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


am like any other auxiliary verb can be used to start a sentence but only if it is an interrogative sentence

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Ifebazz(m): 9:17am On Dec 17, 2015
Daslim180:
Shey? For your mind?! You should have mentioned few....... They use that probably coz it's on social media which is not a formal writing.

Story. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Its what they have come to learn (from whom, I'm yet to know) as the in-thing.
On Nairaland I see many guys use 'there' instead of 'their'. Is that still informal?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Ifebazz(m): 9:22am On Dec 17, 2015
hotdi:
Social media short forms though. Sure they know d right thing when it comes to formal writing.
Erroneous of you to assume that. Ask lecturers what type of grammar they come across on exams sheets, you'd be amazed.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 9:29am On Dec 17, 2015
many Nigerian youths especially on social media have a very big problem differentiating between "is" and "it's" But why?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Daslim180(m): 9:34am On Dec 17, 2015
horllamy:


You are right but most people the way they are writing in social media is master them to the extended that they will written it in letter even in exams, which is very bad attitude

The reason I gave that reply was using Nigerians. Not only Nigerians use that on social media. Meanwhile, using am instead of I'm is to save you the stress of using an apostrophe when chatting on social media just to be fast in replying, since it's not a writing interview.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by hotdi(m): 9:37am On Dec 17, 2015
Ifebazz:

Erroneous of you to assume that. Ask lecturers what type of grammar they come across on exams sheets, you'd be amazed.
smiley
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by mickey45: 9:52am On Dec 17, 2015
Daslim180:
Shey? For your mind?! You should have mentioned few....... They use that probably coz it's on social media which is not a formal writing.


Till it becomes "error carried forward" into formal write-ups.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 10:57am On Dec 17, 2015
it is social media and Nollywood has dumbed our youths to the point of illiterate stupor.. hearing things like I must to marry ada
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by VivaDeAngelo: 12:35pm On Dec 17, 2015
Gerrard59:


In as much as I admire your altruistic attitude, unfortunately, this is the Internet, looking for information shouldn't be a difficult task. Young ones especially students should learn to research and find information, it's free. I'm not on Nairaland to spoon-feed anybody.

Besides, I want to assume we all learnt, studied and passed the English language.

P.S. I'm also a student.


You are indeed learned and cultured bro. #Respect
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by firstking01(m): 12:35pm On Dec 17, 2015
And who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal" undecidedAnd who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal"....was even chatting with a white britain woman on fb, she made use of "am" on several occations, upon say na dem get english And who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal" undecidedAnd who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal"....was even chatting with a white britain woman, she made use of "am" on several occations, upon say na dem get english...we nigerians we too dey woo ourselvers, a non nigerian might see this nw and conclude that nigerian youths don't know anythingsad....nonsense.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by firstking01(m): 12:36pm On Dec 17, 2015
And who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal" undecidedAnd who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal"....was even chatting with a white britain woman on fb, she made use of "am" on several occations, upon say na dem get english And who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal" undecidedAnd who does not know this?, we use it not because do not know the correct thing....we use it mostly when we are chatting with our "pal"....was even chatting with a white britain woman, she made use of "am" on several occations, upon say na dem get english...we nigerians we too dey woo ourselvers, a non nigerian might see this nw and conclude that nigerian youths don't know anythingsad....op, respect yourself o.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by Nobody: 1:16pm On Dec 17, 2015
horexy:



I am far from being a teacher talkless of being an English one...I'm a Chemical Engineer. If I can help, I would gladly do...just PM me if u've got any questions.

let's go there...hope you are still on d searching radar
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by LordReed(m): 7:11pm 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

It’s quite normal to drop the subject pronoun in contexts where brevity is important. It is certainly a practice found in emails and texting, but it was previously found in their predecessor, the telegram, and many people drop the subject pronoun when taking notes. It is also dropped in quite formal prose to avoid repetition, as in, for example, I went to New York last week and am going again tomorrow. It is a form of ellipsis, and should not be considered ungrammatical.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/58285/is-it-acceptable-to-begin-a-declarative-sentence-with-am

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Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by arrhenius15(m): 7:18pm 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

Exactly my point, perhaps you don't know that the two words ( "I'm" and "am" ) are homophones, hence having the same pronunciation.
On the issue of emphatic stress, I meant you wouldn't need to stress out "I am" during conversation with a friend, which leaves it as "/am/" by transcription (same with the word "am" ). wink

Don't question how I know that. A simple understanding of the use of English from a sec school is a plus to clear the doubt.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by arrhenius15(m): 7:24pm On Dec 17, 2015
LordReed:


It’s quite normal to drop the subject pronoun in contexts where brevity is important. It is certainly a practice found in emails and texting, but it was previously found in their predecessor, the telegram, and many people drop the subject pronoun when taking notes. It is also dropped in quite formal prose to avoid repetition, as in, for example, I went to New York last week and am going again tomorrow. It is a form of ellipsis, and should not be considered ungrammatical.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/58285/is-it-acceptable-to-begin-a-declarative-sentence-with-am

Exactly! That's a good one scholar. A simple understanding of the use of English should give one such knowledge.
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ggirl4real(f): 9:29pm On Dec 17, 2015
cuteboy2:



You made an even bigger mistake in your only post on NL titled: "Why Does 'the Church' Not Encourage Singlehood?"

https://www.nairaland.com/2611887/why-does-church-not-encourage

What is the meaning of "singlehood". Is that what they teach in NECO/WAEC and degree programmes these days

Ok Sir... Na "Singleness" be the correct thing ni? Abi na wetin?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ggirl4real(f): 9:31pm On Dec 17, 2015
RingimKabir:

Nope, she probably want several d*cks for her birthday!
What's the meaning of 'd*cks'?
Is it a name of food or what?
Re: 'Am And I'm': Many Nigerians Can't Differentiate Between The 2 On Social Media by ggirl4real(f): 9:31pm On Dec 17, 2015
RingimKabir:

Nope, she probably want several d*cks for her birthday!
What's the meaning of 'd*cks'?
Is it a name of food or what?

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