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Academic Questions in English
The plural form of Governor-General is _____.
Concerning informal essays, which of the following statement is correct?
A. They aren't personal
B. They require your name and signature
C. Excessive salutation may be used
D. Slangs cannot be used
E. Colloquialism are not required
F. They typically end with 'Yours Faithfully'
We had five _____ as special guests during the ceremony.
We asked the carpenter to make ten _____ for the students but he declined.
The idiom 'to go in with somebody' means _____.
Consider the sentence below:
Although the games occured on a fair day, the fair lady still had a fair performance.
Fair as used in the sentence is a _____.
We had a meeting comprising of all the _____.
All the _____ are currently in Nigeria.
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As students, we will be required to write various types of essay especially at the primary and secondary level of education. An understanding on what an essay entail will aid you to better write the appropriate kind of contents for that type of essay.
In this article, you will be guided on the appropriate contents to be written in each of the 4 types of essay.
By definition, an essay is a piece of writing on a particular subject with an expression of one's perspective.
Generally, there are four types of essays depending on what the you intend to pass to the reader. These are:
As a student, think of narrative essay as telling or narrating a story through a piece of writing.
This kind of essay could be personal, real or imaginative, giving you a chance to be creative while expressing yourself through writing.
Your goal in writing a narrative essay will be to involve (and engage) the reader into your essay, as if they were right there during the events of your story.
It is important to emphasize the need to make your narrative essay appear more like a reality. It should be clear and unambiguous for the reader to comprehend.
Note: Always remember to create scenes that will involve the reader in this type of essay.
If you are good at describing objects, people, places and things, then descriptive essays should be easier for you.
The way and manner at which you paint the picture of what you are describing is very important in a descriptive essay. One way to go about this is to capture the "sense organs" of the reader through your writing.
As the writer, you must paint a clear picture through your writings. The nature of your writings can even make the reader feel emotional as he or she reads on. To this end, the reader may end in "tears of joy" because of the perfect manner at which you had described certain contents in your writing. The point is:
The reader is meant to feel the emotions you felt while writing this kind of essay.
A properly written descriptive essay should give the reader a clear picture of whatever you are describing. The reader understands the events of your story through a properly written descriptive essay.
Thorough investigation is required before one writes an expository essay.
As the name suggests, this essay attempts to expose the hidden details about an event or occurrence. An expository essay is always based on examples, pictures, facts and statistics.
As a writer, you must carry out some research through careful analysis, comparisons and examples on the subject or topic to be written on. You may want to compare and contrast your points or find previous occurrences and relevant examples to corroborate the truth or fact you intend to expose through your writing.
An expository essay should include evidences. In fact, it is these evidences that exposes the truth on your subject of writing. These evidences could be logical, statistical, factual or pictorial.
Through various expository essays, we have seen certain government officials, lecturers, financial mismanagement and evil practices exposed through carefully written articles backed up with facts.
Note: An expository essay is sometimes referred to as an explanatory essay.
An argumentative essay is generally written when there are two or more sides to a debate or story.
Understand that whatever has an advantage is also likely to have a disadvantage too. Your ability to put valuable points into writing will go a long way in argumentative essays.
As a writer, you will try to convince the reader to accept your point of view on the argument you present. Also, all your points must be backed up with facts and examples.
When writing an argumentative essay, do not present your facts in a flat manner; rather they should be carefully arranged in a logical order. To achieve this, always attempt to initially present both sides of the argument, but at the end, It's your logically presented facts that will get the reader on your side of the argument.
An argumentative essay is also known as persuasive essay and it's goal is to persuade or convince the reader into accepting your side of a story.
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Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.
Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:
We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.
Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.
Keen: Very interested in something.
Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.
Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.
Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.
There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.
Jot: A very small amount of something
Jot: To write something quickly
Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.
The table below shows some examples:
You can check out the difference in meanings of the words above.
Synonyms should not be confused with the above instance. They are different words with similar meanings.
Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:
Possessive adjective tells you the owner of a thing. For instance;
This is his car.
'His' in the above statement is describing him as the owner of the car; and this makes 'his' a possessive adjective.
That is your bag.
'Your' is a possessive adjective in the above statement.
Note: An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Possessive pronouns show possession.
A possessive pronoun will always correspond to with each of the personal pronouns. For Instance:
I own the book. ('I' is a personal pronoun)
The book is mine. ('Mine' is the possessive pronoun)
She owns a car. ('She' is a personal pronoun)
The car is hers. ('Hers' is the possessive pronoun)