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The Rising Cost Of Living And The Nigerian People

Ten years ago, one could walk into the market and buy enough foodstuffs for a decent pot of soup, with one hundred naira (#100). Since then, prices of commodities have soared beyond the means of most people.    High cost of living is usually as a result of inflation. Inflation …

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Suffix

Affix Suffixes are added to the end of the word. Suffixes frequently alter the word-class of the base. For example, the adjective kind is changed to abstract noun when the suffix – ness is added to the adjective – kind; to form – kindness. Noun suffixes: Occupational (Noun to noun) …

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Metaphors, idioms and proverbs

Exercise 1Choose three of the following words, and show how each can be used as a metaphor by including it in a sentence of your own composition :Veil, harvest, poison, path, smile AnswerVeil – She tried to veil her intention from us by chatting about other matters. Harvest – He …

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Common mistakes in English

LET’S LEARN WORDS FREQUENTLY USED NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY 1. INSTALLMENTALLYThis “word” is a favourite of many Nigerians, but, sadly, it simply does not exist. You won’t find it any reputable dictionary. The correct thing to say when “installmentally” comes to your mind is in _”instalments”_ or _”by instalments”_.*2. …

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The use of Relative Pronoun

Basically there are five (5) relative pronoun but before we look into the that lets define the word Pronoun. What are pronoun?These are word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, …

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Words and meanings to boost your exam

Words Meaning Kleptomaniac Compulsive desire to steal Beleaguered Harassed Destitution Extremely poor Rancorous Feeling of bitterness Tripper Person who goes on a pleasure trip Vendetta Feud Guise False outward appearance Loafers Spend time idly Elusive Eluding and escaping Rivulets Very small stream of water Gale Very strong wind Blared Loud …

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Common mistakes in English

Everyday in our lifetime we use the common language to communicate to each that is using The English language to communicate most times we make blunder out of it but who cares! When I think it’s time to atleast reduce the error we make if not for anything but for …

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