Hi, everybody. Before I shoot, I’d like you to understand this:
In the wake of learning some Spanish and revising a great deal of English in WhatsApp gatherings, I’ve found that a few of us express a few things wrong. Some like making statements like “English isn’t our language”, “Who English epp? (Who does English assistance?)” “Does it add cash to my record?” particularly when you right them. In any case, the vast majority of these are said out of numbness. English isn’t your language, however for what reason do you use it? English has helped many individuals, YES! It has. For what other reason do we utilize English to educate at school? Indeed, more research has been done in English than in some other language, 98% of logical materials distributed today are in English, I’m not saying that different dialects are sub-par, however in all actuality, a few people do need to quit being oblivious and face it – English truly DOES matter… and YES – it can add cash to your record from numerous points of view; you consider it.
Definitely, I have an inclination that it’s significant for me to include this: I’ve gone over certain Nigerians who communicate in English as their first tongue; I do also, so saying English isn’t our language doesn’t bode well by any stretch of the imagination. I have no issue with anyone communicating in any indigenous language.
The English language is anything but an unknown dialect to Nigeria, it has blended in with our societies in a remarkable way, and along these lines has gotten our own – one of our dialects, despite the fact that I don’t communicate in the language of my indigenous clan, I despite everything have a portion of their social qualities ingrained in me, I esteem and regard them.
Aha! I should not skirt this; I’ve connected with Brits and Americans on the web, so I see them commit senseless errors also, however the ones I’ve composed here are a portion of the mix-ups I see my nation individuals make frequently. How about we see a portion of the syntactic mix-ups individuals make and things they state wrong.
1) The action word – to make;
Obviously, you would have unquestionably observed a few people commit errors with this action word, it’s not unexpected to hear individuals make statements like:
“This image makes me TO recall my past.”
“Eating constantly will make you TO be fat.”
“In the event that you utilize this medication, it will make you TO rest.”
I am certain you’ve just recognized the misstep, correct? – Yeah, I made it self-evident. The action word – to make doesn’t take “to” after it, so the right comment in each sentence above is: “This image causes me to recollect my past.”
“Eating constantly will cause you (to be) fat” – in this sort of sentence, it’s increasingly normal and subsequently progressively characteristic to skirt the action word – “be”.
“On the off chance that you utilize this medication, it will make you rest.”
The main time it’s fine to use “TO” after the action word – to make is the point at which it is in the detached; for instance, “I was made TO bow down yesterday at school.” NOT I was made bow down yesterday at school.”
2) The action word – to empower;
This action word requires “to” after it, yet it is diverting to such an extent that a few people would forget about “to” utilizing this action word yet would utilize it with the action word “to make”.
Here is a model: “This product will empower you TO take a shot at your PC effectively.” NOT “This product will empower you deal with your PC proficiently.”
3) The action word – to permit;
This action word likewise requires “to” after it.
Here is a model: “My folks won’t permit me TO go out today.” NOT “My folks won’t permit me go out today.”
4) The action word – to answer;
The missteps made with this action word are truly normal, this action word is intransitive, which implies it can’t go with an immediate item, consequently, it needs a relational word for it to bode well, and along these lines, you answer TO someone or TO something. NOT answer a person or thing.
“For what reason didn’t you answer my messages?” isn’t right. The right thing is: “The reason didn’t you answer TO my messages?”
5) The expression – to be going to accomplish something;
Hahahaha , I heard somebody state: “I was just about asking same thing.” Well, the right thing is: “I was going to ask you something very similar.”
6) The thing – stuff;
Better believe it! This specific thing is such a genuine annoyance for certain individuals, it is uncountable, along these lines, it can’t take a S after it and an uncertain article can’t be utilized with it either.
“It would be ideal if you allow me five minutes – I need to get my STUFF” NOT “Please allow me five minutes – I need to get my stuffs”.
“Where did you get so much stuff?” NOT “Where did you get every one of these stuffs?”
“Where IS all my stuff?” NOT “Where are on the whole my stuffs?”
“This is acceptable stuff.” NOT “This is a decent stuff.”
The main setting where stuff can take a S is if it’s utilized as an action word: “Ade consistently stuffs himself with so much lousy nourishment.”
7) The things – slang and language;
English is odd, better believe it… yet it’s not hard. Such a large number of individuals commit errors with these things – These things are uncountable – better believe it you read it right; UNCOUNTABLE.
I read an article at some point back, it had: “20 slangs you will hear in Nigeria” as its title: If you’ve been perusing this article cautiously, you will have realized what’s going on with the sentence.
Numbers can’t be utilized with uncountable things, so the right thing is: “20 SLANG WORDS/EXPRESSIONS/TERMS you will hear in Nigeria”. Or on the other hand basically: “Some slang you will hear in Nigeria.” – So you can utilize “a few” with uncountable things and countable things also.
“That is web slang.” NOT “That is a web slang.”
“A lot of slang was utilized in the film.” NOT “Such a large number of slangs were utilized in the film.”
“His messages were loaded with language.” NOT “His messages were brimming with languages.”
8 ) The thing – data;
I don’t have to clarify this, simply remember it that it is UNCOUNTABLE.
“Much thanks to you for that data.” NOT “Thank you for those informations”
“What a magnificent snippet of data!” NOT “What a brilliant data!”
“I need to impart some data to you.” NOT “I need to share you a data.”
9) The thing – counsel;
This is uncountable also: ensure you don’t confuse it with the action word: exhort. The thing is spelt with a C and the action word with a S.
“I need (a few) guidance from you.” NOT “I need a few advices from you.” NOT “I need an exhortation from you.”
10) All what;
In the event that you’ve been stating this, at that point you have to STOP saying it! This isn’t right! It ought to be either: “All (that)” or “The entirety OF what”.
“All (that) I’ve been stating is that… .” NOT “The sum total of what I’ve been stating that… ”
11) The thing – cerebral pain;
Similarly as individuals commit errors with uncountable things, they additionally do something very similar with countable things – it’s regular to hear “I am having cerebral pain”. This sentence isn’t right. It ought to be: “I have a migraine.”
12) The thing – news;
This is an uncountable thing. wink
“This is uplifting news!” NOT “This is an uplifting news!”
13) The articulation – in the twinkling of an eye;
I’ve heard and seen individuals state: “In the twinkle of an eye.” – This isn’t right obviously: it ought to be: “In the twinkling of an eye.”
14) The well known – “I don’t get”.
OK, I would prefer not to be too irritating in light of the fact that I KNOW that some will blow up perusing this article, yet prepare to be blown away. Adapting never closes. We are accustomed to stating this, yet you should realize that the action word – to get for this situation is transitive, so it needs an article to sound alright.
So I suggest that you begin saying: “I don’t get IT.”
Saying “I don’t get” has consistently sounded strange to me, I’ve asked a few outsiders just to be certain it’s me as well as they said it sounded abnormal to them too.
15) The thing – furniture;
I for the most part observe furniture creators set up a sign like “ABC furnishings.”
This doesn’t work in English; it’s an uncountable thing, so you definitely know the drill.
“They like playing with furniture.” NOT “They like playing with furnishings.”
I am Nigerian, so I talk increasingly Nigerian English, I don’t abhor it, I simply like when individuals utilize it since I comprehend what it feels like when you murder somebody’s language. At the point when I was in junior optional school, I said something incorrectly in Yoruba while I was playing with my companions, you expected to have perceived how three of them were tossing revisions at me. (
There are such huge numbers of individuals who care about missteps – particularly in English.
These are only a couple of the slip-ups. I could continue composing and composing, however I will leave it here.
Thus, I trust this helps your English on the off chance that you’ve been stating it wrong.
Ermmmm, one final thing before the last full stop: This is for individuals who can’t manage without beginning a sentence with or utilizing “Am”; What precisely isn’t right? If you don’t mind quit committing this repulsive error, on the off chance that you can’t utilize the compression: “I’m… ” then use: “I am… ”
It’s not difficult work. The pronoun I is only one letter.
Much obliged for perusing.