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Stop Asking People "How Was Your Night" Here Is The Right Thing To Say

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By babs_taiwo | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 27452 views

English as we know, is a borrowed language because it isn't our mother tongue. We expose ourselves to speaking the language mainly because it is a useful tool for communication in this contemporary age. It was never part of us until the British government colonized us many years ago. Although, during those times, it was still very rare to see people speak fluent English because formal education was inaccessible to everyone especially the female child. 

However, English words are dynamic as they constantly change. In this article, we'll be looking at some mistakes we make either during the course of writing or speaking. You'll agree with me that no one is perfect in anything but nonetheless, we should try as much as possible to perfect our dexterity in the use of the language so as to avoid some grammatical blunders and have an edge over other people in every walk of life. 


To state further, a portion of the English language we speak ordinarily are erroneous though many of us speak without even noticing the errors we make.


The following are some of the regular mistakes we make in English Language:


1.

Wrong

I want to barb my hair

Correct

I want to have a hair cut


2.

Wrong

Pocket money 

Correct

Petty cash


3.

Wrong

He is matured

Correct

He is mature OR He has matured


4.

Wrong

You are taking this issue personal

Correct

You are taking this issue personally


5.

Wrong

I'm going to Barbing Salon

Correct

I'm going to Barber shop


6.

Wrong

What is the time in your watch❌

Correct

What is the time by your watch


7.

Wrong

I came to office by walk

Correct

I came to office by foot


8.

Wrong

A small fact

Correct

A false fact


9.

Wrong 

The price of this mobile phone is higher than yours

Correct 

The price of this mobile phone is higher than that of yours


10.

Wrong

Her son-in-laws have come home

Correct

Her sons-in-law have come home


11.

Wrong

I want to use the toilet

Correct

I want to use the restroom


12.

Wrong

Our classroom is in the 4th floor

Correct

Our classroom is on the 4th floor


13.

Wrong

He has white hairs 

Correct

He has grey hair 


14.

Wrong

How was your night 

Correct

Did you have a good night sleep? OR Did you sleep well? 

Avoid asking people "how was your night" because a large number of people think it is culpable to do so because you don't have an idea about what happened during the night and when you ask that, they feel you're interfering or poke-nosing into their private affairs. Instead, say "Did you have a good night rest?" Or "Did you sleep well?"


15.

Wrong

I prefer coffee than tea

Correct

I prefer coffee to tea.


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