Category: English

Use Of English: Common versus Come On!

I have also observed that the word “common” is wrongly used in place of the phrase “come on”. The mix up usually goes this way: “Common! Sit down there!” However, that is incorrect usage. Common is used to refer to something that occurs, appears or is used frequently. Example of correct usage: “That is a

Use Of English: Been versus Being

Two words that get regularly mixed up in everyday use of English are “been” and “being”. Let’s have a look at how each should be used. Been: This is the past participle of be. Examples of correct usage: You have been a good boy. The country has been in chaos since the last elections. The

Use of English: None versus Neither

Neither is used when you are referring to two options. None is used when you are referring to many options. Incorrect: “None of the two political parties care if Nigerians survive or not.” Correct: “Neither of the two political parties cares if Nigerians survive or not.” Correct: “None of the boys in the class are