Punctuation marks are symbols used in writing to aid in the clarity and understanding of the text. They help to convey meaning, indicate pauses, separate different parts of a sentence, and provide structure to written language. Here are some common punctuation marks: 1. Period (.) – Used to indicate the end of a sentence. 2. […]
JSS 2 English Language (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term)
These sounds are called nasal sounds. The nasal sound in English are consonants which are produced when the soft palate is lowered to close the oral cavity so that airstream passes through the nasal cavity. The nasals are /m/, /n/ and /J/ and they are all voiced. The lips are closed while the soft palate
The Full Stop and The Comma The Comma (,) – It is used to separate items of date. An example Monday, 3rd July 2015 It is also used for subscriptions. Examples: Yours sincerely, Your loving son. Commas can be used to separate nouns from another. An example is I saw Mr. Ojo, the principal of
/k/ – To produce, the back of the tongue makes contact with the velum. This contact results in a total obstruction of the flow of air. The air pressure which builds up in suddenly released with an explosive sound. The glottis is open so that the local cord do not vibrate as /k/ is produced.
My Last Birthday Birthdays have always held a special place in my heart. They are a time of celebration, reflection, and gratitude. Each year, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of my birthday, eagerly awaiting the joyous occasion surrounded by loved ones. However, my last birthday was unlike any other I had experienced before. It was
Punctuation marks is a sign mark used in writing to divide sentence and phrases. 1a. THE COMMA (,): It is used after ‘No’ and ‘Yes’. Example No, they never go to church Yes, we have done the assignment It is used in lists Ade pays tennis, volley ball and football It is used after all
For articulation of /s/, the tip and blade of the tongue make light contact with the alveolar fridge while the airstream passes through the groove created by partial obstruction. There is no vibration of the vocal cord as /s/ is produced. It is therefore, a voiceless, plosive, alveolar. The common spelling symbols are: “S” as
Irony, euphemism, and hyperbole are all figures of speech that add depth and meaning to language in different ways. Let’s explore each of these concepts: IRONY: 1. Irony: Irony is a literary or rhetorical device in which there is a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or expected. It often involves a
What is Expository Essay? Introduction: Expository is a detailed explanation. It is writing that explains a process, an idea, or a feeling. It is somewhat like a descriptive essay in that it contains a great deal of description and also it explains how things work or operate and shows their relation with other things. An
What is Vocabulary? Vocabulary development is the process of learning and expanding one’s repertoire of words and their meanings. It is an essential aspect of language acquisition and communication skills. Developing a strong vocabulary enables individuals to express themselves more effectively, comprehend written and spoken language better, and enhance their overall communication and comprehension abilities.
Adverbials Adverbials play an important role in providing additional information about the actions or events described in a sentence. They can modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs, and they often answer questions such as how, when, where, or why. In the context of the present tense, adverbials can further specify the time or manner of
An argumentative essay is one that makes the student carefully consider an issue that has two sides to it and prove that one side has more merit than the other. It is like a debate in which you have to decide the one that has more merit than the other. Generally, topics in this category
[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State, ZIP Code] [Email Address] [Phone Number] [Date] [Recipient’s Name] [Recipient’s Position] [Company/Organization Name] [Company/Organization Address] [City, State, ZIP Code] Dear [Recipient’s Name], I am writing this letter to [state the purpose of the letter]. I believe it is important to express my thoughts and concerns formally, as I hold
Stress is an important feature of speech which creates special problems to many Nigeria speakers of English. In speech sound, there words that are ultered or produced with greater breath effort and muscular energy than the others. Such syllables with greater muscular energy are louder and longer and are therefore said to be stressed. Stress
Hey [Friend’s Name]! I hope this letter finds you well and in high spirits. It’s been ages since we last caught up, and I thought it’s about time I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and filled you in on what’s been happening in my life. First off, let me start by saying
Speed reading is a collection of techniques designed to increase reading speed without sacrificing comprehension. Here are some common techniques used in speed reading: 1. Skimming and Scanning: Skimming involves quickly glancing over the text to get a general idea of the content. Scanning involves moving your eyes quickly to locate specific keywords or information.
Regular verbs and irregular verbs are two categories of verbs in English that differ in their conjugation patterns. Regular Verbs: Regular verbs follow a consistent pattern when forming their various verb forms (infinitive, past tense, past participle, and present participle). The past tense and past participle of regular verbs are formed by adding “-ed” or
Intonation and stress are important aspects of spoken language that help convey meaning, emphasis, and emotion. Let’s explore each of them in more detail: 1. Intonation: Intonation refers to the rise and fall of pitch in speech. It plays a crucial role in expressing the attitudes, emotions, and intentions of the speaker. Different intonation patterns
Law The law refers to a system of rules and regulations established by a governing authority to regulate behavior within a society. It provides a framework for maintaining order, resolving disputes, and protecting the rights and interests of individuals and groups. Laws can be enacted at various levels, including local, regional, national, and international. Justice