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The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn - Gloria Steinem

The act of unlearning is an excellent form of learning. Infact, you will need the skills of unlearning if you intend to become an expert in your desired field.

Do yourself a favor by unlearning, learning and re-learning on a daily basis

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much - Jim Rohn

There's something special about you. It doesn't matter whether you work for a company or someone; what matters is the amount of investment you've made on yourself.

Investing in yourself is the best life plan you can design for your future

Smile - Len Academy

Peace begins with a smile - Mother Teresa

Never underestimate the power of your smile. It can lift up the depressed, improve the mood of the downtrodden and even discourage a suicidal attack. Also remember that your smile makes you more beautiful

Smile always for your own good and the good of others

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change - Carl Rogers

To perfect your learning process, you must learn, unlearn and re-learn. Infact, we all need to learn how to unlearn those vices we know about ourselves.

Do you know that seeing the devastating consequences of vices (perhaps in movies or real-life) can initiate the unlearning processes in one who does such?

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can - Arthur Ashe

Start now. You've got all it takes to achieve greatness, so no environment can limit you. Just begin something, give in your best and don't stop.

Remember, don't stop giving your best if you truly desire greatness. Nothing can stop you except yourself


Answer true of false with regards to the sentence below:

'Humility' is a noun and 'Humble' is an adjective

  • A. True

  • B. False

ANSWER: True

Humility is used as a noun in sentences. Conversely, the word 'humble' is used as an adjective in a sentence. Below is an example:

His humility made him die for sinners

Humility as used in the sentence is a noun. Recall that a noun is a name of any person, animal, place, thing or activity. Humility in this instance is a virtue (or a 'good' thing).

The humble man died for the sake of love

Humble as used in the sentence is an adjective. An adjective is a word that qualifies or describes a noun. In this instance, the adjective 'humble' describes the personality of the noun (man).

In summary, the noun 'humility' is formed from the adjective 'humble'.

Please read more on nouns formed from adjectives here

A part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject within that sentence is termed a/an _____.

  • A. Predicate

  • B. Object

  • C. Adverbial clause

  • D. Adverbial phrase

  • E. Half clause

  • F. Body of adverbial clause

ANSWER: Predicate

A predicate is a part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject within that sentence. Consider the sentence below:

The boy ate some rice

  • Subject: The boy

  • Verb: ate

  • Predicate: ate some rice

In simple terms, we can say that a predicate gives more information about the subject and it commences from the verb within that sentence.

The acronym Wi-Fi stands for _____.

  • A. Wireless Files

  • B. Wireless Flips

  • C. Wireless Fidelity

  • D. Wireless Freedom

  • E. Wireless and Free

  • F. Wireless Fun

ANSWER: Wireless Fidelity

Wi-Fi (also spelt as WiFi, wifi, wi-fi or wi Fi stands for wireless fidelity. It is a wireless technology found in various computer devices like phones, laptops, smart watches, video game consoles, televisions, speakers and so on.

Please read on global acronyms and their meanings here

The words massacre and bloodbath are _____.

  • A. Antonyms

  • B. Synonyms

  • C. Homonyms

  • D. Homophones

  • E. Heteronyms

  • F. Heterophone

ANSWER: Synonyms

Words or expressions with similar meanings are termed synonyms. Below are some examples of synonyms:

  • Sick - Ill

  • Right - Correct

  • Add - Plus

  • Subtract - Minus

  • Close - Near

Please read more on Synonyms here

_____ are words or a phrases or expressions that have an exact or closely related meaning with another word or phrase or expression

  • A. Antonyms

  • B. Synonyms

  • C. Homonyms

  • D. Homophones

  • E. Heteronyms

  • F. Heterophones

ANSWER: Synonyms

Words or expressions with similar meanings are termed synonyms. Below are some examples of synonyms:

  • Disappear - Vanish

  • Pain - Agony

  • Confirm - Ratify

  • Versus - Against

  • Respect - Honour

Please read more on Synonyms here

A figure of speech that shows a balanced expression written in a reverse order is the _____.

  • A. Oxymoron

  • B. Hyperbole

  • C. Onomatopoeia

  • D. Synecdoche

  • E. Anaphora

  • F. Chiasmus

ANSWER: Chiasmus

Chiasmus is one of the figures of speech. They are balanced expressions written in a reverse order. Below are some examples:

  • We die to live. (We actually live before we can die).

  • The fat man lives to eat. (The fat man is supposed to eat in order to live).

The little giant is here

The figure of speech used in the above instance is _____.

  • A. Oxymoron

  • B. Hyperbole

  • C. Onomatopoeia

  • D. Synecdoche

  • E. Anaphora

  • F. Chiasmus

ANSWER: Oxymoron

Oxymoron is a figure of speech that passes information by utilizing two contradictory words.

From the above question, the words 'little giant' is contradictory because one can't be little and be a giant at the same time. (A giant is always big).

Other examples of oxymoron include:

  • That's old news

  • He is a powerless president

  • The timid lion is here

Please read more on figures of speech here

_____ is a figure of speech that uses two main words 'as and 'like' as a source of comparison between two things that normally do not have anything in common.

  • A. Metaphor

  • B. Irony

  • C. Simile

  • D. Oxymoron

  • E. Personification

  • F. Hyperbole

ANSWER: Simile

Simile is the only figure of speech that uses the two main words as and like as a source of comparison. Below are some examples of simile:

  • The boy is as black as a charcoal

  • She is as wise as an owl

  • Her face is as bright as the sun

Please read more on figure of speech here

Tell whoever may ask that I am not interested

Whoever as used in the above sentence is a _____.

  • A. Simple relative pronoun

  • B. Compound relative pronoun

  • C. Complex relative pronoun

  • D. Complicated relative pronoun

  • E. Universal relative pronoun

  • F. Base relative pronoun

ANSWER: Compound relative pronoun

Pronouns like 'whoever, whichever, whosoever, whatever, whomever' are termed compound relative pronouns because they generally apply to more than one person or thing.

Please read more on relative pronouns here

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning relative pronouns?

  • A. They refer to a noun that had been previously mentioned

  • B. They introduce relative clauses

  • C. They can function as an object in a sentence

  • D. They can function as a partial noun in a sentence

  • E. They can function as a possessive pronoun in a sentence

  • F. They can function as a subject in a sentence

ANSWER: They can function as a partial noun in a sentence

Relative pronouns aren't partial nouns. In short, there's nothing like partial nouns in English language.

Relative pronouns may be defined as nouns that had been previously mentioned. They may also be defined as those words that introduces relative clauses.

Please read more on relative pronouns with their examples here

The children laughed

The word laughed as used in the above sentence is a transitive verb.

  • A. True

  • B. False

ANSWER: False

'Laughed' as used in the above sentence is an intransitive verb because it takes no object:

An intransitive verb is a verb that has no object. An instance is shown below

The handsome boy danced beautifully

Notice that the verb danced in the above instance has no object. However, beautifully as used in the sentence is an adjective that qualifies the verb danced.

Please read more on transitive and intransitive verbs here

The plural form of Governor-General is _____.

  • A. Governor-General

  • B. Governor-Generals

  • C. Governors-Generals

  • D. Governors-General

  • C. Governor-Generals'

  • D. Governor's-General

ANSWER: Governors-General

The plural form of Governor-General is Governors-General

You can read on nouns formed from adjectives here

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'

ANSWER: Excessive salutation may be used

Excessive salutation may be used in an informal essay. Also, idiomatic expressions, slangs and colloquialism may be used.

Understand that informal essays may not follow a specific structure and pattern when writing them.

Please read more on informal essays here

We had five _____ as special guests during the ceremony.

  • A. court-martial
  • B. courts-martial
  • C. court-martials
  • D. courts-martials
  • E. none of the above
  • F. all of the above

ANSWER: Courts-martial

Courts-martial is the plural form of court-martial

We asked the carpenter to make ten _____ for the students but he declined.

  • A. furnitures
  • B. furniture
  • C. furnituries
  • D. furniturs
  • E. furniturries
  • F. Furniture(s)

ANSWER: Furniture

Furniture has no plural form.

The idiom 'to go in with somebody' means _____.

  • A. To support someone financially
  • B. To support someone spiritually
  • C. To support someone mentally
  • D. To live in the same room with someone
  • E. To live in the same house with someone
  • F. To live in the same home with someone

ANSWER: To support someone financially

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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 _____.

  • A. Homophone
  • B. Synonym
  • C. Homograph
  • D. Antonym
  • E. Homonym
  • F. Homophobe

ANSWER: Homonym

Homonyms are words with same spelling, same sound but different meanings.

Please read more on Homonyms here

We had a meeting comprising of all the _____.

  • A. fathers-in-laws
  • B. father-in-law
  • C. father-in-laws
  • D. fathers-in-law

ANSWER: fathers-in-law

Notice that 'all' is used in the question; and this implies that the answer will be in its plural form.

Note 'Fathers-in-law' is the plural form of 'father-in-law'.

All the _____ are currently in Nigeria.

  • A. Heads of State
  • B. Head of States
  • C. Heads of States
  • D. Head of State

ANSWER: Heads of States

Notice that 'all' is used in the question. This implies that the answer will be in its plural form.

Note 'Heads of States' is the plural form of 'Head of State'.

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning informal essays?

  • A. They can contain some elements of humor

  • B. They don't follow a specific set of structure

  • C. The salutation typically begins with 'Dear Name' or 'Dear Nickname'

  • D. They normally end with 'Yours Faithfully'

  • E. Contractions can be used

  • F. Slangs can be used

ANSWER: They normally end with 'Yours Faithfully'

An informal essay will normally end with something personal like 'Yours Ever', 'Your Truly', 'Yours Special' and so on.

Note: Formal essays are ended with 'Yours Faithfully'

Please read more on types of essay here

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English topics

Phrase: Types of Phrase Clause and Types of Clause explained Essay: How to write the major types of essay Nouns, Adjectives and Examples of Nouns formed from Adjectives Homonyms - Meaning and Examples of Homonyms Idioms and Examples of Idioms Synonyms: Meaning and Examples of Synonyms Figures of Speech: Meaning, Examples and Types of Figure of Speech Relative pronouns and compound relative pronouns explained with examples Transitive and Intransitive Verbs explained with Examples


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