English Language

JSS2 English Language Third Term: Synonyms/Antonyms and Literature: Drama

What Are Synonyms? (with Examples) A synonym is a word or phrase that can be substituted for another word or phrase in a particular context. A synonym is a word that means the same thing as another word. If you replace a word in a sentence with its synonym, the meaning of the sentence won’t [...]

SS2 English Language Third Term: Prepositional Phrases; Vocabularies Associated with Hotel and Catering

Definition of Prepositional Phrase A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition, a noun or pronoun object of the preposition, and any modifiers of the object. A preposition sits in front of (is “pre-positioned” before) its object. The following words are the most commonly used prepositions: about. below. A prepositional phrase can also [...]

SS2 English Language Third Term: Prefixes as Word Extension; Verb Forms: Active and Passive Verbs

What is a Prefix?  To understand what a prefix is, it is imperative to first understand what a root word is. That said, a root word is a word that can be changed into a new word by adding a beginning and/or an ending. In this light therefore, a prefix is a beginning that is added [...]

Speech Writing; Vocabulary Associated with Banking; Inflectional Prefixes (SS2 English)

What is Speech Writing? Speech writing is the art of writing a speech for public presentation. There are certain things you need to keep in mind – flow, the ability of the audience to understand you, who your audience is, time limits, and being able to get your point across the first time through. Tips [...]

Subordinate Clause and Skill focus (SS2 Third Term English Language)

Subordinate Clause A subordinate clause (or dependent clause) is a clause that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence because it does not express a complete thought. A subordinate clause is a group of words, which include a finite or non-finite verb.  The subordinate clause cannot stand independently as it is not complete as a [...]

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 [...]

Are you Dyslexic? These Tips should help you

Being dyslexic can be such a challenge, both for the student and for teachers. This is because not only will a dyslexic student struggle with reading and understanding school work, the teachers themselves will also have troubles teaching such a student. There is also the possibility of such student being bullied by other things who [...]

Opinion: Should Children be prohibited from speaking their Native Languages?

This is probably a rather controversial topic considering the arguments for and against the decision to prohibit kids from speaking vernacular in schools and sometimes even at home. Regardless of the controversy, multiple award-winning Nigerian novelist, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani penned an interesting essay discussing the experiences she had  growing up when her parents banned her [...]

Typical Grammatical Mistakes every Teen needs to stop making

If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty  to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological mistakes are [...]

Teens! Take note of Some of the Most Misused Words and Phrases

Would you believe that there are certain words and phrases, about fifty eight (58) of them that are constantly misused every day by so many people the world over? Well believe that! Now just in case you’ve been guilty of misusing some of these words, this post will help you realize your errors and make [...]

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