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Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by chatinent(m): 8:53am On Oct 18, 2017
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We are back again, every then and now, I strive to sift out nuggets and leakage of this foreign language in Nigeria and proffer simplified corrections to assist both the young and the man of grey strands of hair. Here are my list of some sentences Nigerians misuse:
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1. What is strong with you. Strong as in, erect? sad It actually is 'what is wrong with you.'
(you may also read twenty expressions used by Nigerians; corrections, tips and reasons or twenty-eight collocation mistakes made by Nigerians), all from Chatinent.
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2. Yesterday and Tomorrow. Chineke nna'm! sad What is this? Majority do not know how to use the 'yesterday' or 'tomorrow' adverbs. You'll hear things 'you didn't give me the book tomorrow.' The adverb tomorrow is used to mean a day after today while yesterday means a day before today.
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3. The pronouns; He, She, Him, Her. These are third person pronouns. 'He' , 'She' , 'It' are to be used as the subject (the main point of the sentence) of the sentence, while 'him' , 'her' , and also 'it' can be used as the object(the character receiving the action of the subject) of a sentence. 'She' and 'her' are used to refer to the females, ladies, girls, and 'he' and 'him' are used for the males, boys, men, whereas, 'it' may be used for objects, or where gender is not specified or ascertained.
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4. Who and whom. This has become a big threat for English speakers. To know when to use either, the response you get will tell. If the response carries a 'him' or 'her,' then you should use 'whom,' as in, ('to whom do you want this money delivered to?' 'To him.') In addition to that, when the response goes with a 'she' , 'he' , then, you have to use 'who.' ('Who is Obi?' 'He is the son of Mr Desmond'). Well, you could for a start start using this method on how to differentiate both pronouns.
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5. Has and Have, Do and Does Not. Back then, I have problems in this field but I read harder. The verb 'has' usually precede the singular subject, part of the rules of concord. The 'have' verb comes after the plural subject. (eg, they have arrived, he has come, Shola and Biodun have gone home etc., the same applies to 'do' and 'does not (doesn't).' Do must have a plural and does, a singular.
Note: All singular verbs take '-s' and plural verbs do not, unlike nouns. I mean, verbs not related to 'be, am, is, are etc.' Examples of singular verbs are, does, eats, feeds, etc.
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Origin: http://chatinent.com.ng/index.php?act=ST&f=33&t=491&st=0#entry953
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Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by funnynation(m): 8:54am On Oct 18, 2017
Who Oral English EPP?
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by Hashimyussufamao(m): 8:55am On Oct 18, 2017
funnynation:
Who Oral English EPP?
i tire o, God go punish oral english. Bill gate dey speak pidgin in his interview zuckerberg and others are making their cool cash without oral english, mama p no feah write composition about herself her account is smiling. 0ne pesin com dey disturb us with oral english, my brother even as wole soyinka good reach na cuz say he get money wey make us sabi him, there are lots out there who to him are beterof but we don't know them cuz they ain't reach. Dude better leave oral english and plan that life go and make money 1st. 2hell with oral english!! oyinbo wey get english sef no dey disturb demself like diz. abeg!!
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by chatinent(m): 9:14am On Oct 18, 2017
Hashimyussufamao:

i tire o, God go punish oral english. Bill gate dey speak pidgin in his interview zuckerberg and others are making their cool cash without oral english, mama p no feah write composition about herself her account is smiling. 0ne pesin com dey disturb us with oral english, my brother even as wole soyinka good reach na cuz say he get money wey make us sabi him, there are lots out there who are good than him but we don't know them cuz they ain't reach. Dude lemme advise think about ya life go and make money 1st. 2hell with oral english!! oyinbo wey get english sef no dey disturb demself like diz. abeg!!
Well, if it wasn't for this same oral English, communication would be in deathbed.
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by Hashimyussufamao(m): 9:23am On Oct 18, 2017
chatinent:
Well, if it wasn't for this same oral English, communication would be in deathbed.
ara inkan tan so nu
death bed ko life mat ni, oral english was useless when st. augustine, mahatmah Gandhi, charlie pokre and co were alive and they lived a meaningful life till today we still make use of their quotes in our sayings and write ups. The simple fact is we nigerians make things difficult for ourselves, there are lots out there who are yet 2make their o'level or other results cuz of this shitt among others. I watched Donald trump inauguration speech live on Aljazeerah and through out i don't think i heared something like education(ejucashin) or whatever, we only make life hard for ourselves here ni jare my bro. #owoNikoko

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Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by chatinent(m): 9:27am On Oct 18, 2017
Hashimyussufamao:

death bed ko death mat ni, oral english has never been in existence when saint augustine, mahatmah Gandhi, charlie pokre and co were alive and they lived a meaningful life till today we still quote this people in our sayings and write ups. The simple fact is we nigerians make things difficult for ourselves there are lots out there who are yet 2make their o'level or other results cuz of this shit among others. Have you ever watched I watched Donald trump inauguration speech live on Aljazeerahs and through out i don't think i heared something like education(ejucashin) we only make life hard for ourselves here ni jare my bro.
Oga, if you have a war with English language, I refuse taking sides with you. The drift was more on 'oral' not the specified language; so far, humankind use this medium in everyday communication.
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by Hashimyussufamao(m): 9:29am On Oct 18, 2017
chatinent:

Oga, if you have a war with English language, I refuse taking sides with you. The drift was more on 'oral' not the specified language; so far, humankind use this medium in everyday communication.
neither am i subscribing 2ur agitation biko!
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by chatinent(m): 9:43am On Oct 18, 2017
Hashimyussufamao:

neither am i subscribing 2ur agitation biko!
Fair enough.
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Lalasticlala
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by Hashimyussufamao(m): 11:28am On Oct 31, 2017
lalasticlala mynd44 seun ishilove
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by chatinent(m): 11:37am On Oct 31, 2017
Hashimyussufamao:
lalasticlala mynd44 seun ishilove
You seem to just remember this post.
Re: Five (5) Oral Mistakes Made In The Use Of English Language In Nigeria. by Hashimyussufamao(m): 11:38am On Oct 31, 2017
chatinent:
You seem to just remember this post.
cheesy

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