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Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by davit: 6:13pm On Feb 01, 2022
OP, try to understand the difference between 'this' and 'these' too.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by LeoDeKing: 6:14pm On Feb 01, 2022
TheNiceGuy:
Elementary English yet we've seen lots of people making mistake of the usage.

How can a tertiary institution student be writing WHERE as WHERE
IT'S as ITS
THEIR as THERE
BEING as BEEN
LOSS,LOSE, LOOSE


weirdo
Pls what's the difference @ emboldened?
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by delerx(m): 6:16pm On Feb 01, 2022
abi oo. Even the scottish no sabi british English and encourage their own gaelic English. But as per slaves wey we be now, we go kill ourselves ontop ENGLISH. Anyways its lovely to speak decent English
HenryDion:


My brother, English no be anyone's mate. Even an English man is confused. grin

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Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Emmerlee(m): 6:17pm On Feb 01, 2022
wonderr:
DIFFERENTIATE THIS WORDS
1 - who's and whose
2 - toward and towards
3 - their and there
4 - stationary and stationery
5 - inquiry and enquiry
6 - loose and lose
7 - it's and its
8 - defense and defence
9 - complement and compliment
10 - breath and breathe
These are the ones I find difficult to differentiate you can add yours and let the English gurus in the house help us out

Differentiate "This" words?

SMH cry
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by dododawa1: 6:17pm On Feb 01, 2022
Bleep and FORK
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by dododawa1: 6:18pm On Feb 01, 2022
Bleep and FORK.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Count6: 6:18pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin


This was really helpful, learning doesn't hurt.. some human beings with lesser brains said they didn't have time, lol who does

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Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by TheNiceGuy(m): 6:19pm On Feb 01, 2022
WHERE are WERE, you should have known it's a mistake
LeoDeKing:

Pls what's the difference @ emboldened?
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by pek(m): 6:20pm On Feb 01, 2022
davit:
OP, try to understand the difference between 'this' and 'these' too.
This-singular, these-plural.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by ButterBurger: 6:20pm On Feb 01, 2022
Invisible and invincible
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Patoski7(m): 6:20pm On Feb 01, 2022
Been and being
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by PARADIZEPRIEST: 6:21pm On Feb 01, 2022
NwaNimo1:
Nijeria and Nigeria!

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THINKING IS HARD,WHICH IS WHY BLACK PEOPLE DON'T THINK DEEP.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by kokomilala(m): 6:22pm On Feb 01, 2022
If you have a good grasp of the structures of English, it's not difficult to separate defence, British, from defense,American English; compliment- a greeting ,from complement, to make complete, etc,etc.
The easier way to effectively use a language is to come to grips with the structures-grammar or syntax and. lexis- meanings of that language.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by babyoy(f): 6:25pm On Feb 01, 2022
Being very good in the use of the English language that can one places. Keep it up
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Nobody: 6:25pm On Feb 01, 2022
Badgers14:
This is elementary English... primary 3 .

But when they say Nigerians must take IETLS or we say many Nigerian graduates can speak English but do not understand English, na abuse and insults go ensue!
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Organs(m): 6:26pm On Feb 01, 2022
GeneralOjukwu:
angry

Well, standards are really bad now...

These are pretty straightforward to be honest.

Answer the question bros....... nobody ask you about standards or straightforward vs crooked. Answer the question asked, period.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Whatshallido: 6:26pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin

Professor of English
Please recommend English text book for me.
I can't speak fluently. Those small words always confuse me. Biko
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by osazsky(m): 6:27pm On Feb 01, 2022
TheNiceGuy:
WHERE are WERE, you should have known it's a mistake
that y we want u to know the diff incase of nxt time kpele
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by FaithBrain1994(m): 6:31pm On Feb 01, 2022
While one is America, the other is England. Don't ask me which one is which.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by thanksjosh005: 6:33pm On Feb 01, 2022
I don't see anything here.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Sike(m): 6:34pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin
You did well
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Keniwit(m): 6:36pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin
My Hat off bro
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by TheNiceGuy(m): 6:37pm On Feb 01, 2022
Did you follow the line of discussion before making this comment at all son?
I doubt you did
osazsky:
that y we want u to know the diff incase of nxt time kpele
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by BlueBlackPackag(m): 6:43pm On Feb 01, 2022
OP Those are not the only words that give you problem, apparently THIS & THESE do too.

grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by MyFrenchVoyage(f): 6:43pm On Feb 01, 2022
@OP Differentiate *these words

Anyway,

If you are good with English, you can also be good in French. Contact me if you need a Personal French Tutor.

Check my profile or signature for contact.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by PARADIZEPRIEST: 6:46pm On Feb 01, 2022
diFERENTIATEd WORDS:
1 - who's (asking about a person) and whose(asking of the ownership of something)
2 - toward(aim at ) and towards( refer to time of event)
3 - their(reference to people's belongings) and there(when to refer to a place)
4 - stationary(something no moving) and stationery(refers to writing materials and the likes)
5 - inquiry (has to do with investigation of crime)and enquiry(has to do with asking question to get well informed)
6 - loose(un tighten your belt) and lose(to part with something of u ours)
7 - it's (means short form of it is)and its(has to do with referring to ownership)
8 - defense(verb) and defence(noun)
9 - complement (to complete a set of items)and compliment(wish well)
10 - breath(verb) and breathe(noun)
ABEG THESE ARE SIMPLE ENGLISH WORDS BUT MAJORITY OUR FRESH GRADS TODAY ARE JUST LAZY.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Bridget95(f): 6:48pm On Feb 01, 2022
I find it absurd that Africans are trying in vain to master the language of the Europeans at the expense of the African language.
When i look at the Russians and Chinese, i realise why they progress fast and steadily.

It is high time the African man look at himself and realise that colonisation is the reason he is not progressing. The African ma must begin to fight for his very own emancipation.
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by SheCeo(f): 6:52pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

6. loose and lose
Loose: means not firmly fixed, or not tight.
The handle is loose.
Lose: I don't want to lose my job.

8. defense and defence
Defence and defense are both correct/the same.
It comes down to the part of the world in which they are used. In the United States, people spell it with an “s” while UK with "c".

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin


Brilliant.. so on point ��
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by omoadeleye(m): 6:55pm On Feb 01, 2022
wonderr:
DIFFERENTIATE THIS WORDS
1 - who's and whose
2 - toward and towards
3 - their and there
4 - stationary and stationery
5 - inquiry and enquiry
6 - loose and lose
7 - it's and its
8 - defense and defence
9 - complement and compliment
10 - breath and breathe
These are the ones I find difficult to differentiate you can add yours and let the English gurus in the house help us out



Lol... OP you be olodo...
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by sylve11: 6:55pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

6. loose and lose
Loose: means not firmly fixed, or not tight.
The handle is loose.
Lose: I don't want to lose my job.

8. defense and defence
Defence and defense are both correct/the same.
It comes down to the part of the world in which they are used. In the United States, people spell it with an “s” while UK with "c".

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin


cool
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by stevups(m): 6:56pm On Feb 01, 2022
Mbamally:
1. who's and whose
Who’s is a contraction, who + is, or who + has.
For example: who’s hungry?
Whose is a possessive pronoun.
For example: whose sandwich is this?

2. toward and towards
Both spellings are correct, and they mean the same thing: in the direction of.
Toward is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada. In other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, towards is the more common spelling.

3. their and there
There means the opposite of here; “at that place.” Their means “belongs to them.”

4. stationary and stationery
Stationary means fixed, or unchanging.
Stationery refers to paper, matching envelopes etc.

5. inquiry and enquiry
enquire simply means to “ask,” while inquire was used for formal investigations. You can use either enquire or inquire and not make a mistake.
Inquire is what you’ll usually see in American English.

6. loose and lose
Loose: means not firmly fixed, or not tight.
The handle is loose.
Lose: I don't want to lose my job.

8. defense and defence
Defence and defense are both correct/the same.
It comes down to the part of the world in which they are used. In the United States, people spell it with an “s” while UK with "c".

OP I'VE DONE MY OWN... SHOULD I DROP MY AZA grin
God bless
Re: How Good Are You In English Language, Check This Out by Jman24(m): 6:58pm On Feb 01, 2022
am coming ( slay queen's English)
I'm / I am coming ✓

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