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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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NO EXCUSE!

A moment of silence for George Floyd.

A moment of silence for Uwa Omozuwa.

This past week has been something else. What is happening in the world for God’s sake? The funny thing about all of these is that these people are the ones that we happen to know about. What about others that we’ll never know?

I usually don’t address sensitive issues like these because they are just that – sensitive. But how long will we continue to sit back and be witnesses? I mean, these are the lives of people like you and me. But the other question is what should we do? What can we do? Or should God just come and take His people home? Because I’m tired and sick of the negativity in this world. In fact, I’m tired of being tired.

Mr. George Floyd was killed for allegedly presenting a forged cheque to a cashier who called the cops on him. He was begging. He kept saying ”I can’t breathe”. There was a white cop restraining him with his knee on his neck. That white knee killed George Floyd. Of course, everything happened because they ”suspected” that he was trying to be fraudulent. The cheque wasn’t even fake. The only mistake he made was that he was black. Racism in 2020? Really?

Uwa. Uwa was 22. She just gained admission into the University of Benin but she’s gone now. She was raped and brutalized in a church. A church!! Women are not safe anymore. Is this how we’re going to keep living in fear? It’s scary, to be honest. What excuse is there for rape?

These days, people can’t even come out to protest against these wrongdoings because there is no more justice. Tina was just an innocent bystander cut down in her prime from a stray bullet. Bullet from the gun of a policeman that was supposed to be protecting this innocent soul. She was 16. She didn’t deserve to die. Will she get justice?

A moment of silence for Tina Ezekwe.

Honestly, my heart cannot take anymore and all I want is for justice to be served. Will Uwa get Justice? What about Floyd? What can we do? What can we do?? We deserve better! The world deserves better. What can we do?!

’Ruona.

WHAT CAN WE DO?!

I’ll be seeing you in the comment section.