Grammar Clinic: Finite and non-finite clauses

 Grammatical Structures: Revision on finite and non-finite clauses What is the structure of the following sentence? Deterred by the lack of future job prospects, many Nigerian secondary school students avoid science subjects. The sentence contains two clauses, and what follows the comma is the main clause. But what about the clause preceding the comma, 'Deterred... [...]

Teens! Enter for the 2017 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth essay competition 2017 is an international essay competition open for entries for young commonwealth citizens under or aged 18 with diverse backgrounds, to make their voices heard on a global platform. Application Deadline: 1st May 2017 | Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: all Commonwealth countries and territories. Theme: The theme for 2017 Queen’s Commonwealth [...]

A Look at the Major differences between Formal and Informal Letters

Not long ago, I wrote an article about the differences between formal and informal language with a special emphasis on the major difference between the two which is that one of meant for professional purpose while the other is not. The same [basic] difference applies when talking about formal and informal letters. Now you [...]

Teens! Simple Ways to gradually improve your Grammar

It is every teenager’s dream to be able to speak and write good English language and never having to worry about committing grammatical blunders. And here is the truth- this is not impossible to do. But then you will first have to be determined and driven, because anyone looking to improve their grammar skills must [...]

Teaching English language: The Dos and Don’ts for teaching Teens Vocabulary

Every language in the world has its set of vocabularies, which are basically the words used every day by speakers of such languages. Therefore, when we talk about vocabularies, we are referring to the words in a particular language which are learnt overtime by speakers of said language starting from the moment they learn to [...]

Teens! Be mindful of these common mistakes Students make when writing a Paragraph

I am want to believe that every teenager knows what a paragraph is. But then just in case I am wrong, I will briefly define- a paragraph is a part of a composition, an essay or a chapter which contains a set of related sentences about a particular subject matter or topic. The ability to [...]

The major Differences between British and American English every Teen should know

To some people, English language is English language. But to those who know, there are major differences between the many variants of English language; precisely the differences between British and American English. Unfortunately, many Nigerians (who are supposed to be British English speakers by the way) very often make the mistake of confusing American spelling [...]

Commonly confused English Words every Teen should take note of

The English language is replete with English words that are often confused with each other. The reasons could be because they sound alike even though they have very different meanings, have the same spelling/pronunciation or because their meanings are almost similar such that you think you could interchangeably use them. But no matter the excuses for [...]

Teens! Using these Words on a daily basis will make you sound Super Smart

It is the [secret] desire of every literate person to sound intelligent when they speak or write. And one of the easiest ways to achieve that is the ability to correctly join big English words together in a string of sentences. Now here is the good thing- you do not necessarily have to use big [...]

Daily Grammar Mistakes every Teen should avoid

The most important rule to writing and speaking well is to be attentive to all grammar rules. Unfortunately, this is a rule many people find difficult to obey. As a result, when they speak or write, their speeches and compositions are replete with blunders too obvious to ignore. Anyway, I present to you some of [...]

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