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Deem, Dim, Where, Order

Sample 1: “Governor Ortom went on to say that he was surprised when Ifeanyi Okowa was announced as the running mate of Atiku without the party dimming it fit to consult and convince Wike and his supporters…” (3 names were presented to Atiku…

Giving, Given, Teeming (ii)

What, then, does giving mean when it occurs in such a context? Take the following expression: “Giving details...” This expression, as an opening part of a sentence, means: “When he/she was/is giving details...” or “As he/she was/is giving…

Haven, Haven’t, Having

Sample 1: “Having worked with Asiwaju for so many years, haven been part of his campaign for this primary election, I can say that he expressed his appreciation to all Nigerians.” (Tinubu’s team mobilizing for reconciliation of Osinbajo,…

Giving, Given, Teeming (i)

Sample 1: “The current mass cross-carpeting of APC stalwarts to Kwankwaso’s resuscitated New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPC) is undoubtedly given sleepless nights to the influential members of the ruling party of Kano…The dramatic effect of…

Of Clergy, Belief, Believe… (ii)

Number Four: We breathed a sigh of relief when we heard that our company had won the contract. (5) There couldn’t have been a bigger relief than the arrival of a baby a few days after the bereavement. (6) It is unfortunate that up…

Suitors for Alaafin’s 18 wives

Sample 1: “Although it is believed in the Yoruba tradition that the wives of the monarchs either separated or still married are not at liberty to lay with other men until atonements have been made…According to belief, any man who lays with…

Hushed, There, Their, in Order to

Sample 1: “It is being discussed in a hush tone and terror that a lady is eyeing and running after the Ooniof Ife…but in other to prevent future embarrassment…” (Why US-based Idanre lady after Ooni of Ife…News Opera,29 April, 2022) I…

Cite, Site, Sight —Revisited

Sample 1: “According to the suspension letter cited by Daily Trust with the No CCC/CMF/PO/AD…and signed by the spiritual head CCC, Reverend BilehouOshoffa, the affected elders are to proceed on two years suspension.” (Celestial Church…

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