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English For Today (September 9, 2018) By Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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English For Today (September 9, 2018) By Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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I saw a 20 year old lawyer (not, 20 years old lawyer). A noun that qualifies another is not used in the plural form and year qualifies lawyer in the sentence. However, you can say: The lawyer is 20 years old.

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He’s a member of staff (not, a staff). All of the employees of an organisation make up the staff so an individual can’t be a staff.

I am Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (not, Bamgbose Ganiu Abisoye). When arranging one’s name, the surname comes last. However, if you write the surname first, it has to be separated by a comma: Bamgbose, Ganiu Abisoye.

 

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

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