Inakwana? Means good morning in Hausa... I'm excited today is another saturday and as Usual, today is our grammar lesson.
Last week we treated nouns confused under lexis and this week we'll be moving over to adjectives confused.
1. Conducive and agreeable
WRONG: I do not find sleeping in an air conditioned room conducive.
CORRECT: I do not find sleeping in an air conditioned room agreeable.
Always use 'to' after 'conducive', which means 'causing', for example:
I do not think sleeping in a room with all the windows closed is conducive to good health.
2. Fatal and Serious.
WRONG: He suffered a fatal accident, and was rushed to the hospital, but later recovered.
CORRECT: He suffered a serious accident, and was rushed to the hospital, but later recovered.
'Fatal' means 'resulting in death'; we could use it correctly like this:
He suffered a fatal accident. May his soul rest in peace.
3. Lovely and loving
WRONG: This is your lovely son writing to you.
CORRECT: This is your loving son writing to you.
'Lovely' means 'beautiful'; 'loving' means 'affectionate'.
4. Sweet and tasty.
WRONG: That chicken we ate was very sweet.
CORRECT: That chicken we ate was very tasty.
Like 'tasty', 'sweet' means having an agreeable taste, but 'sweet' is used for sugary things.
..........And that is the end of today's lesson; I hope we have learnt one or two new things!
Have a great weekend lovelies. X