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New Words Added to the English Dictionary in 2016

30/12/2016 20:42
So far in the year 2016, the Oxford English dictionary was updated 4 times (once for each quarter). According to, a total of 1, 200 new words have been added to the numerous already existing ones. Some of the words added revolve around internet activity, sexuality and a special...

Correct Usage of "Will" and "Would"

25/05/2016 19:43
Most people do not know which is which when it comes to the usage of “Will” and “would” in English sentences. That moment when you are meant to use ‘would’ in a sentence, and you use ‘would’, and vice-versa. Some might not even know the sentence is grammatical incorrect if one is used in the place...


24/05/2016 19:37
1. MOURN vs MOAN : Moan, as a verb, means to make a complaint in an unhappy voice, usually about something which does not seem important to other people. For example:- The British always moan about the weather. Mourn is a verb that means to feel or express great sadness, especially because of...

Using "Difference" with prepositions

04/02/2016 19:28
When you are talking about a way in which two people or things are different, use the pattern a difference in something (not ‘difference of’ or ‘difference about’): ✗ There is a big difference of grammar between Japanese and English. ✓ There is a...

Loose, Loss, Lost and Lose

04/02/2016 19:02
LOSE (v.) It is a verb form and should be used as a verb in a sentence. Lost is its past tense and past participle. example: I lost my wallet. "Lose some of your weight", mom told her son.   LOSS(n) This is a noun form and can be used as a subject, object, or a complement. example. Loss...

20 Hilarious Words Of Patrick Obahiagbon And Their Meanings

04/11/2015 09:30
Patrick Obahiagbon, who once represented Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo state shot to limelight the moment he arrived the House of Representatives in 2007 with his uncanny knack for jaw-breaking use of English. If you have ever listened to the honourable member speak before, you will agree...


11/09/2015 00:00
Taxi refers to car taking paying passengers: a car, usually with a taximeter, whose driver is paid to transport passengers, typically for short distances A Cab is the same thing with taxi.  It is an error of pleonasm to say Taxi Cab.  You can't use both...

Burst and Bust

25/08/2015 13:55
The past tense and participle of "burst" is "burst". The word means to "break or cause to break suddenly and violently" among other meanings. e.d. The tyre of the bus burst yesterday on an express way. The past tense and participle of "bust" is "busted". The word means "to break, split or burst"...

Learn How To Pronounce Names of Cars

24/08/2015 11:41
Car names being pronounced wrongly isn't peculiar to Nigerians alone. However, an attempt has been made to compile some car names. Enjoy and learn them below: Acura → ‘Ack + you + rah’ | The ‘c’ makes a hard ‘k’ sound. The second syllable sounds like the word ‘you’. Aston Martin → ‘Ass + ton Mahr...

ATM and "ATM Machine"

24/08/2015 11:24
ATM stands for Automated Teller Machine, so if the sign says ATM Machine inside, they are telling you there is an Automated Teller Machine Machine inside.
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