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15 Miscellaneous Errors in English That Can Cause You Your Job! Read And Learn


Kelvin
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SUBJECT: English Language

TOPIC:M Errors in English

Dear highly esteemed Colleagues, 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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