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15 Common Grammatical Errors We Always Speak.

Presumably, I believe that your English speaking proficiency is on the increase daily. Remember, your accent is your access; and your expression is your impression. Thus we must strive to gain mastery in those areas. 

Today, I want to correct fifteen(15) expressions that many a people have accepted without a blink of thought if really they are correct: 



1. She has put to bed.❌

  She has put to birth.✔️

   She has given birth.✔️


Many people use the above expression to mean that one gave birth, but PUT TO BED means, to help someone, for example a child, go to bed.


2. The job is TASKING.❌

   The job is TAXING.✔️


When something is difficult or burdensome, it is taxing, not tasking. 


3. He has WHIKLOW on his hand.❌

  He has WHITLOW on his hand.✔️


4. He is a graduate OF Accounting.❌

   He is a graduate IN Accounting.✔️

(Graduate IN..., not OF...)


5. He is a doctorate degree holder.❌

   He is a doctoral degree holder.✔️

   He is a doctorate holder.✔️


('Doctorate' is a noun; 'Doctoral' is an adjective)


6. One faithful day...❌

  One fateful day...✔️


7. Pray without season.❌

   Pray without ceasing.✔️

   (Biblical)


8. In as much as...❌

  Inasmuch as...✔️


9. Birds of the same feather.❌

   Birds of a feather.✔️


10. Truth be told...❌

    If truth be told...✔️


11. Any time/moment from now...❌

    Any time/moment now...✔️


12. He is a masquerade.❌

    He is a masquerader.✔️


A masquerade is not a person; a masquerade is an event where masqueraders hold a display. 


13. He is student OF Unilag.❌

   He is a student AT Unilag.✔️


(Student AT + institution)


14. Let's share the grace:❌

    Let's say grace:✔️


15. It picked my interest.❌

    It piqued my interest.✔️


Did you learn something today?

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