JSS1 English Language Third Term: The use of preposition

Proper use of Preposition A preposition is followed by a noun or a pronoun. Example: We go jogging every day after work. (Preposition) (The preposition is after and is followed by the noun work.) An adverb comes after a verb and is not followed by an object. We got here not so long ago and she arrived after. (Adverb) (After is an adverb that [...]

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... [...]

JSS2 English Language Third Term: Tenses and Determiners

Grammar: Past, Present and Future Tense Language Structure: Determiners Tenses Tenses are forms of a verb that show the time, continuance or completion of an action or a state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made about it. The following tenses are commonly used: I. PRESENT TENSE Simple [...]

SS1 Commerce Second Term: Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages of each Type of Large Scale Retailer

Large Scale Retailing Large scale retail trade has a large scale of operation; the retailers achieve their growth by increasing the physical size of their units to cater for more customers. Examples of large scale retail trade are: Chain or Multiple Store This is a chain of similar shops with identical store design, layout and [...]

SS2 English Language: Adverbs

Adverb: Definition An adverb is the part of speech (or word class) that is primarily used to modify a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Adverbs can also modify prepositional phrases, subordinate clauses, and complete sentences. In other words, adverbs tell us in what way someone does something. Adverbs can modify verbs (here: drive), adjectives or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

School Management offers Four lucky Students Scholarship to the tune of 3 million naira

 The Mind Builders School, a secondary school based in Lagos, has awarded scholarship worth up to three million naira to four of its newly admitted students. The kind gesture by the school's management is aimed at covering part of the new students tuition fees. This is a follow up to an earlier scholarship scheme by the [...]

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 [...]

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