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 difference applies when talking about formal and informal letters. Now […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Phrase is a small group of related words within a sentence or clause. A phrase functions as a part of speech and includes a head (or headword), which determines the nature of the unit.
Principal Types of Phrases:
1. Adjective Phrase: A word group with an adjective as its head. This adjective may be accompanied […]
The preposition in generally refers to being inside something: Adam stood alone in the elevator. While the preposition into generally means movement toward the inside of something: Adam walked into the elevator.
But sometimes the meanings of in and into sometimes overlap.
After waiting in the hallway for twenty minutes, I finally […]
Grammar: Agreement (Concord) In English Language
Concord in broad terms means agreement between the subject and the verbs as well as other elements of the clause structure. The idea of concord in the grammar of English suggests that for an English sentence to be correct and meaningful, its constituent parts (i.e. subject, […]
A. Commonly Misspelled Words
Here are some of the reasons people misspell words.
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”.