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Stop asking “how was your night?”. That’s wrong

There are several English words we speak everyday that sounds correct to our ear, but if only we can make out time and do a deep inquiry, you will discover to your shock that you have been using the wrong word for it. Many will come across the right word but out of ignorance they persist in using the wrong word for it.

I have done my best to compile 22 wrong English we speak everyday with their corrections.

Wrong English
1. Please can you help me off the light.

Correct English
Please can you help me switch off the light.

Wrong English
2. Amaka can’t you see The rain is falling.

Correct English
Amaka can’t you see It’s raining.

Wrong English
3. If you’re with your chemistry textbook Open to page 50.

Correct English
If you’re with your chemistry textbook Open at page 50.

Wrong English
4. The Man i bought this cloth from is trickish.

Correct English
The man brought this cloth from is cunning.

Wrong English
5. Is Ade and Ada coming ?

Correct
will Ade And Ada come?

Wrong English
6. Musa please help me check if NEPA has taken the light.

Correct
Musa please help me check if NEPA has interrupted the light.

Wrong English
7. I don’t think he will carry first this time around His lacking behind.

Correct word
I don’t think he will carry first this time around His lagging behind.

Wrong English
8. There is a Job vacation for gater man.

Correct word
There is a Job vacation for gate keeper.

Wrong English
9. Chinyere waved my hands to her yesterday

Correct word
Chinyere waved to her yesterday.

Wrong English
10. I saw you missed calls.

Correct word
I missed your calls.

Stop asking people “How was your Night” Most people find it offensive, They feel you are intruding into their privacy.

To avoid unexpected embarrassment, please say this instead “I Hope You had A Good night’s Rest”.

Source; opera news

 

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