Personnel and other collective nouns

NN continuation of our discussion of uncountable and collective nouns, let’s consider some more words. Many users do not know that the word information is an uncountable noun. Like other non-count (or uncountable) nouns, it […]

Nipping in the bud

SAMPLE 1: “He urged the members of the public to report to the command any filling stations selling above pump price, promising that actions will be taking immediately.”(Fuel Scarcity: NSCDC Warns Marketers Against Hiking Pump […]

Personnel and other collective nouns

A  fortnight ago, we addressed issues having to do with aspects of countable and uncountable nouns, collective nouns, and words whose statuses (singular or plural) sometimes create problems for Nigerian users. Another word that causes […]

No holds barred!

SAMPLE 1: “He said that the interaction was one of the ways of seeking a path out of the wood, urging the participants to engage in a hold no bar session in other to achieve […]

Personnel and other collective nouns

SAMPLE 1: “The man who claimed to be amilitarypersonnel was not in uniform as at the time of the unfortunate incident but he insisted on parking in front of the building on the ground that […]

Of rent, other, and order

SAMPLE 1: “That same morning reports also rented the internet of his attempted suicide on the Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge and it took the duo of Peter Okoye and Banky W to get him off the […]

Of life, live and leave

SAMPLE 1: “Tiwa was one of those dedicated girls at Berkeley,” reveals another source. “She put aside distractions and concentrated on her dreams. All she did was leave and breathe music.”(Tiwa Savage Undressed…The Sunday Sun, […]

Resorting to troops and troupes

SAMPLE 1: “It was the first Durbar presentation in the South South region. The durbar troops were from Niger, Sokoto and Kano States. A large crowd gathered to see the presentation even as chiefs and […]

There and their (IV)

THE excerpt that has served us for the past three weeks comes under scrutiny for the fourth time. It is presented as sample 1. Sample 1: “…he has not picked up any local dialect or […]

There and their (III)

TODAY, we continue the analysis of the excerpt that has served as the basis for our discussion for the past two weeks. That excerpt is presented as sample 1. Sample 1: “…he has not picked […]

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