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... [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English–SS1}: Commonly Misspelled Words and Idioms

A. Commonly Misspelled Words Here are some of the reasons people misspell words. Mispronunciation Mispronunciation is known to be one of the most common causes of misspelling. Hence, phonetic misspelling is common, once a word is mispronounced; for example, the word "realize" may be misspelled as "relize". Typing errors Some spelling errors are introduced because [...]

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Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: Summary Writing and Literature

English Language JSS3 First Term Week 6 Content: Skill Focus: How to write a summary Literature: Myths and Legends Skill Focus: How to write a summary When you skim read text successfully, you get the gist very swiftly, but when you are asked to write a summary, you need to be much more careful. A [...]

Improve Your Reading Skills – Develop Speed Reading Skill

Faster Reading Skills It is important to develop the skill known as Speed Reading. To improve your reading speed, we recommend the following: Don't read a text 'word-by-word': Read the words in their natural grammatical or sense groups. For example: The brave woman /ordered the men/to attack at once. Don't point to the words with [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: How To Write A Play and Study A Novel

English Language JSS3 Second Term Week 9 Contents: Literature: Features of a Play Skill Focus: How to write a speech Literature: Features of a Play Plays have the following features: The speakers' names are printed in capitals at the beginning of their speech, with a colon following the name. E.g. DANIEL:, TOLU: e.t.c A play may also [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – SS3}: Sentences and Clauses

English Language SS3 Second Term Week 1 Contents: Grammatical Structure: Revision on Sentences and Clauses Writing a Summary Grammatical Structure: Revision on Sentences and Clauses You have learned something about clauses and how they function in sentences and how to build up sentences using different types of clauses. Here are some basic points: A clause [...]