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Grammar Conquest Day 4: Non-Continuous Verbs

Grammar Conquest Day 4: Non-Continuous Verbs

Often, I see writers use the verbs that show the five human senses in the present continuous form and I shake my head. I mean, usages like: I’m seeing the school fence from here. They are smelling the clothes. Are you hearing me? This has to stop. Does it need saying again that verbs like […]

Grammar Conquest Day 3: Subjunctive

Grammar Conquest Day 3: Subjunctive

Should you write “it’s high time we leave” or “it’s high time we left”? If you know the answer, I permit you to wear a smile. But did you know that the above construction is called subjunctive? Did you also know that there are many other subjunctive pointers other than “it’s high time”? If you […]

Grammar Conquest Day 2: Apostrophe

Grammar Conquest Day 2: Apostrophe

If there’s one punctuation mark in the English Language that I see writers abuse almost daily, it is the apostrophe. Trust me, its usage and rules confuse many writers, even the experienced ones. Sometimes, it’s omitted where it ought to appear. Other times, it’s placed where it shouldn’t be present. And some writers even avoid […]

Grammar Conquest Day 1: Question Tags

Grammar Conquest Day 1: Question Tags

Are you sick of reading pieces where the question tag, “isn’t it?” is used everywhere a question tag needs to be used? I mean, a one-size-fits-all usage like… Abdullahi has wedded, isn’t it? Blogging gives work freedom, isn’t it? The dogs were fiery, isn’t it? … you get the drill? Are you sick of such […]

I Was Shamed By 2 Kids (And How I Learnt English Grammar)

I Was Shamed By 2 Kids (And How I Learnt English Grammar)

“Have you ate your food?” I stammered, unsure whether my grammar was correct. Emmanuel and his kid sister, Shade, burst into laughter. They were respectively 9 years and 7 years. I was 18 years. I knew I had misfired. I began sweating profusely. I had overheard Emmanuel telling his mother how “…uncle Tosin speaks incorrect […]

From Deplorable To Admirable: The One Thing You Should Do

From Deplorable To Admirable: The One Thing You Should Do

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a must-read guest post by Sodiq Yusuf, a freelance writer and blogger out to make a difference. He’s the founder of ComsoyHub, a resource of opportunities for fresh graduates. He tweets at @comsoy. Are you sick of staying at home endlessly without a job, without some money in your pocket? It’s […]

How I Finally Cultivated The Discipline To Write Daily

How I Finally Cultivated The Discipline To Write Daily

If you’ve been on this blog for some time, you’d know I’m lazy at writing. I’ve long known the importance of writing daily, but the discipline to practice it has often eluded me. I’ve confessed about that laziness on this blog here, here and here. But now, I’m glad to tell you the game has […]

How To Hit Your Goals When You Lack Resources

How To Hit Your Goals When You Lack Resources

Almost every time I talk about goals, and dreams, and taking action, someone shows up and says he would have loved to pursue his dreams too… but he lacks the necessary resources. I mean, someone who doesn’t have a PC. Another who doesn’t have a reliable Internet connection. And yet another who’s too broke to […]

The One Thing Successful Writers Don’t Do (With 5 Great Examples)

The One Thing Successful Writers Don’t Do (With 5 Great Examples)

You want to be successful in your writing endeavours, don’t you? Of course you do. Everyone does. But get it clearly – except you realize and avoid this one fatal thing all successful writers never do, your writing dreams would remain a mirage. Without a single exception, all successful writers don’t surrender to setbacks. In […]

This Skill Can Power Your Writing And Triple Your Income

This Skill Can Power Your Writing And Triple Your Income

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Oludami Yomi-Alliyu, a professional copywriter and web content consultant trained by the American Writers and Artists Inc. (AWAI). He offers his copywriting and consultancy services to help businesses and individuals achieve more success from their marketing efforts. Visit www.lucrativepen.com to connect with him.  — Being a good […]