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We promised at the end of Part 1 to bring you a second part of this special edition of Editorial Conference. Part 2 begins with the contributions of 2 senior media professionals.     The two major candidates are running...
SESSION 2 received considerable feedback. One participant suggested that the rampant use of pleonasms (excessive words) by Nigerians to express themselves is symbolic of their wasteful nature. Well, I never thought of it like that but surely that’s food...
The 2019 general election threw up a few surprises. It also left some grammatical landmarks that are likely to lead unsuspecting users of the English Language astray. This special edition of Editorial Conference examines some wrong expressions that were...
  Welcome to Session 7. We are still waiting for interventions on the conundrum at the end of session 6, regarding the sentence: The old man died after a brief illness. Meanwhile, we are again acceding to the demand for more examples...
    We continue with Wrong Expressions: Thank God for a brown new month. (What about yellow moon?) This is a case of malapropism. The intended word in the compound adjective is brand, which sounds in a way like brown. Brand-new means completely...
The NewsPlus group is pleased to announce the introduction of EDITORIAL CONFERENCE; a virtual platform for editors, reporters, producers, bloggers, students and communication enthusiasts who are interested in improving/refreshing their usage of the English Language. Nowadays, news reports (print, electronic...
As promised in Session 5, we continue with Frequently Misused Words and Phrases.   Please, what says your time? (In what language?) This is vernacular. It is a direct translation of how people request to know the time in many local...
The response to the introduction of the NewsPlus Editorial Conference platform has been very encouraging. Our appreciation goes to Harriman Isa Oyofo, Chrispiana Age and all others who will help to identify common mistakes in English that we hope...
Hello and welcome to SESSION 2 of NewsPlus Editorial Conference. Have you done session 1 exercise? If you have, please share in the Comments Section at the bottom of this page so others may learn from you. The topic for...
In response to popular demand, we continue our series on Wrong or Frequently Misused Expressions. Instead for her to greet the boss she frowned. (Insubordination!) Instead (in place of; as a substitute; alternative or preference) collocates correctly with the preposition of....