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ENGLISH LESSON

Hello dear. How was your week? If you haven’t seen my previous post, you should do so. This past week, I fell in love with John Legend’s latest album, and here’s a screenshot of my top 4 songs in the album.

Update your playlist, dears.

Today, I’ve decided to remind you that it is common for us to make mistakes in our grammar, and most of the time, these words or phrases sound correct in our head. At times when we write them down, we don’t realize that they are wrong. People tend to make grammatical errors that ruin their sentences altogether especially on social media.

The importance of knowing when your sentence is grammatically incorrect cannot be overemphasized. This topic has been addressed severally but how does a person fix grammatical errors when he/she doesn’t even realize the mistake? This is why I’m here to point out these common mistakes to you. After today, there’s no way you’d be able to say that I’ve not done anything good for you because we’ll be looking at three popular errors people make in grammar, especially on social media.

Your English Lesson Has Commenced. Please be attentive. I’ll be looking at three common grammatical errors people make on social media.

I’M vs AM: ‘I’m’ is the contraction of I+am. This means that you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’ and that’s why it’s often used on social media.

you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’

On the other hand, ‘am’ is the verb and it is grammatically wrong to drop ‘am’ at the beginning of a sentence without a pronoun before it because proper English requires the pronoun before the verb. For clarity sake, I’ll be giving you examples:

If you’re asked ‘how are you’ and you respond with ‘Am fine’ or ‘Am so blessed’, you’re wrong.

As I said, you don’t throw the pronoun away.

Your reply should be ‘I am fine’ or ‘I’m fine’ or ‘I am so blessed’ or ‘I’m so blessed’.

Do you get me now?


THEY’RE vs THEIR vs THERE: I know how confusing this can get because to some people, they even sound alike but they are not the same. ‘They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location. Now that you know the difference between the three, ensure that in the right instances you check that you are using the right ones in the right positions okay?

They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location.


YOU’RE vs YOUR: The difference between these two is being something (you’re) versus owning something (your).

For example:

Ruona, you finished reading a 300-page book in two hours. You’re fast.

Vs

Ruona, are you not done with your novel yet?

In other words, You’re is the contraction of you+are while your is possessive.

If I say something on social media and you come to my dm and you’re like “haha, Ruona your funny”, you’re wrong.

We’ve come to the end of our English lesson and I hope you were able to learn something.

Until next time, dear.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

How are you really? Any gist from this past week?

What did you learn from this post?

Can you point out other grammatical errors that people make?

What are your plans for this coming week?

Please drop your comments in the comment box below. Engage me!! You know how much I love reading from you.

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CORRESPONDENCE

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

It’s me, your prisoner. You’ve held me captive for almost two months and I’m using this medium to remind you that I’m still here, held in an agonizing sequence of unending torture because you won’t let me write. It’s not easy you know? When you’re not able to be consistent with your work. I know you can’t relate because you consistently snatch creative souls and drain creative juices for fun. But abeg, I wasn’t born to be a prisoner and I’m tired. I deserve freedom too. I didn’t even do anything wrong so what kind of captivity is this?

At first, I just thought my brain went on holidays and would be back soon but after three weeks, I knew it had to be you. You didn’t even deny it. Instead, you came to gloat. You’ve been deriving joy from the fact that I cannot write my thoughts and ideas down. What did I do?

WRITER’S BLOCK

Dear Ruona,

First and foremost, you’re rude. If you want to beg me, can’t you beg properly? Is it because I’ve not taken away your will to write that you’re here, speaking big English?

You’ve been enjoying this prison since. Other people that were taken captive after you have been released and it’s now you’re realizing that you’ve been subjected to an agonizing torture for almost two months?

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

Please forgive my lack of manners. What I should have said is that I am sorry for whatever it is I may have done to offend you and if you don’t mind, I’d like to ask for my freedom.

I am pleading for mercy. I don’t want to be here anymore. All I want to do is write. It would mean a lot to me if you could release me from this torture and I promise, I won’t bother you again.

‘Ruona

Hey guys!

Have you ever had writer’s block?

How did you overcome it?

How’s the lockdown treating you?

Did you miss me as much as I missed you?

Hope you’ve been making the best use of your time?

Please gist me in the comment section below!! 💜