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English For Today (September 19, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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English For Today (September 19, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

These too are everyday errors

We had guests from all walks of life (not, works of life).

He is stocky (not, lanky). Many erroneously think to be broad and sturdily built is to be lanky, whereas to be lanky is to be ungracefully thin.

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We are lagging behind (not, lacking behind).

I will pay your fare (not transport fare). Fare means money paid for a transport ticket so the word “transport” is redundant.

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

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