The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World
10 Grammatical Errors Common to Americans and Nigerians
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Grammatical Errors Common to Americans and Nigerians
It’s trite knowledge that grammatical errors in English—and, for that matter, all languages—are not the preserve of non-native speakers of the language; native speakers, too, routinely violate the standard usage norms of their own language. Although it is generally true that native and non-native speakers are apt to make different kinds of errors, I have been struck by the many similarities I’ve noticed in the errors of usage among certain categories of American and Nigerian users of the English language. Find the 10 most prominent examples below:
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