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Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by yorex2011: 7:43am On May 11, 2017
These are basic stuff na
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by ignis: 7:51am On May 11, 2017
Who no know this one?
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Eldee54321(m): 7:58am On May 11, 2017
curvilicious:
I have nothing to say is since i already know their difference. Ekiti pple come nd learn o
what do u mean? Ekiti ppl are more brilliant and intelligent than any other ppl in NIGERIA... cool
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by morbeta(m): 8:05am On May 11, 2017
I love this......almost made the mistake is saying sighting a land documents this morning instead of citing documents. thanks Op nice one.

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Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Smeago007(m): 8:34am On May 11, 2017
I thought pigeon English would be more sensitive to teach about
Whose promoting English over homemade? undecided

Naija sef.
Abeg teach us broken English na.
For our own betterment
Abi how Una see am my country people?
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by wakes: 8:42am On May 11, 2017
No biggie
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by curvilicious: 9:26am On May 11, 2017
Eldee54321:
what do u mean? Ekiti ppl are more brilliant and intelligent than any other ppl in NIGERIA... cool

But those pple English bad die
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by ROYH(m): 9:41am On May 11, 2017
AyamConfidence:
Lemme just add this one

LORD :- If you feel holy and like worshipping or you use it in the right way without disrespecting the bearer you can use this writing and pronunciation.....this one must not be joked with

E.g:- oh LORD I am very grateful

LAWD:- Nairalanders own way of trying to bypass disrespecting the Lord's title....this one can be used in all manner of jokes and sex related descriptions

E.g:- wink wink TheBlessedMan
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by rakazytee(f): 9:50am On May 11, 2017
Oga op, why use small caps for 1st person pronoun? if it is English class lets be accurate please.
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Entom(m): 9:55am On May 11, 2017
cutelover19:
Hi guys,
As a Nigerian i can't help but notice how we tend to overlook nuances in our vocabulary.
Today i will be discussing the differences between Sight, Site and Cite. As you would have noticed, the aforementioned words are homophones.

1. Sight: This directly refers to the ability to a person to see as a verb (action) e.g tell me when you sight seun. As a noun, it means the power/ faculty of seeing e.g a snake's sight is poor in dim light.

2. Site: A site is a geographical location/ point of the earth e.g the proposed site of an airport.

3. Cite: to quote or mention a book/ journal/ document (especially an authority on a subject) to support an argument or a theory e.g he cited the work of Albert Einstein to support his claim


Now that we know the differences and contexts within which such words should be used, can we go into the world and educate others? grin grin grin Thanks for your time, kindly like the article if you found it helpful

Please, correct your 'i' to 'I'
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Ortarico(m): 11:18am On May 11, 2017
Fairgodwin:
I sincerely think as well as believe everyone, I mean almost everyone knows all that.


I agree with you bro, nothing new so far!
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by olowobaba10: 11:29am On May 11, 2017
WHO ASK YOU ?
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by TheBlessedMAN: 12:40pm On May 11, 2017
ROYH:
TheBlessedMAN
hmmmm....ah *cite you bro
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by ROYH(m): 12:43pm On May 11, 2017
TheBlessedMAN:
hmmmm....ah *cite you bro
grin , just like memory card, my brotherly blood brother is corrupt+ing
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Abdul124(m): 1:12pm On May 11, 2017
Yes u can distinguish dem by d construction of sentence.
iceberryose:
Nice observation.But since they're pronounced ALMOST same way you'd hardly notice during a speech.
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by TheBlessedMAN: 1:51pm On May 11, 2017
ROYH:
grin , just like memory card, my brotherly blood brother is corrupt+ing
chisos! tongue R.I.P english, you've just been murdered by Rohy!

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Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by ROYH(m): 2:06pm On May 11, 2017
TheBlessedMAN:
chisos! tongue R.I.P english, you've just been murdered by Rohy!
its our work Oooo.


I made a killing of it ni, I don't murder it, Atleast, not yet.
Re: Common Vocabulary Mistakes by Exploit2011(m): 2:42pm On May 11, 2017
Tell me please, how is grammar our problem in this Country

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