English is one language that is dynamic. This dynamic nature makes it difficult for people with numerous other indigenous languages like Nigerians. That's why many people make expressions that are not so formal unaware that they have made little mistakes.
In this article, we are going to have a look at some of the wrong expressions or rather informal expressions and the formal/ correct way to use them. If you care about being perfect or at least learned to a good extent in the language, then you must sit tight and read this article till the end. We are not just going to treat the ones you know but also the ones you don't know, so this piece would in one way or another be useful to you.
1. Don't say "I am the First Born" this is correct but sounds informal, the best way to put it is "I am the first child of the family". This way, it not only appears formal but also very understandable.
2. Don't say "I am the last born" this is also the case in the first correction. You have to make it sound formal by saying "I am the last child of the family".
3. Don't say "I saw your missed calls" this is common but not correct. The correct expression is "I missed your calls".
4. Don't say "Let's share the Grace" this is very common even amongst our secondary school teachers but the correct expression is "Let's say the grace".
5. Don't say "I want to barb my hair" this is very common but it's wrong. The right expression is "I want to cut my hair" or "I want to trim my hair".
6. Don't say "Eze is not matured" this is very wrong. The correct expression is "Eze is mature".
7. Don't say "I am looking for job" this is wrong and not expected from a graduate. The correct Expression is "I am seeking employment".
8. Don't say "Give me my change" this is very common to the extent that many believe it's correct. But it's wrong, the correct expression is "can I have my balance".
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