English language as it is, is an essential part of our lives that we have to live with. A vast majority of the worlds' population speak English, this makes it a requisite for us anywhere we go.
We are blessed as a country to have a one common language which is Swahili, but despite that, our colonial masters brought English to us, and as a result we need to be grateful to them and embrace it very well.
It is not enough to just speak English, but it is pertinent that we speak it the right way. Don't mix up your English and blame it in ignorance, you have the chance to learn, so learn.
We are privileged to have online platforms such as this that will educate us more on our use of English for us to better at it.
It might also interest you to know that English language is a language that no one can ever say he/she is perfect at. Even the English men still need more coaching at some point. This is due to the fact that English is dynamic, it is ever-changing and not static.
To this effect, you might be thinking you are versatile in English language due to the ones you learned while in high school, without consistency you will soon realize that the ones you learned to have soon became obsolete and you need to update your dictionary and vocabularies.
In this article, I will be putting you through some common mistakes we make in certain English expressions that we need to correct. So sit tight and learn.
1. Do not say “I want to charge my phone” as we all commonly say, it is grammatically wrong. But we might take it as normal here in Kenya because we are used to it, the correct expression is “I want to Charge Up my Phone”.
2. Another common mistake is in the expression “I am very hungry” it is more grammatical right to say “I am famished”
3. Don't say “I want to drink water” or “I am thirsty” it is more accurate to say “I am parched”.
Now that you have learned a little of some common errors we make in our spoken English, do well to practice it always and follow this page for more. Thanks.
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