English For Today By Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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English For Today By Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

Be informed:

He is a black marketeer (not, black marketer). An illegal traffic or trade in officially controlled or scarce commodities is black market and anyone who’s involved in such an act is a black marketeer.

He helps up-and-coming artistes (not, upcoming). A person who is making good progress and who is likely to become successful is said to be up-and-coming.

He is living proof (not, a living proof). The compound noun “living proof” does not attract an article.

Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose,
Academic Advisor, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan;
Doctoral Student of English, University of Ibadan.

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