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*Before Breakfast Lessons*
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Monday, September 24, 2018
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Accra – Ghana

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*Lesson 360*
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โ‡ *Lesson* and *Lessen*
These two words are homophones: they are pronounced the same way but they have different spellings and meanings.

The verb *to lessen* means to decrease, make less, diminish or reduce. The other verb forms are “lessens”, “lessened”, and “lessening”.

The word *lesson* is a noun. One of the meanings of *lesson* is something that is taught or that you learn. The plural form of *lesson* is *lessons*.

Example
1. This medicine is supposed to *lessen* the pain. โœ…
2. This is a *lesson* I will never forget. โœ…

โ‡ *Grammar*๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ’  *The use of whatever, whenever, wherever, whichever, whoever, etc.* *Continued*
If we add *-ever* to wh-words such as “what”, “which”, “when”, “where”, and “who”, we change their meaning to:
_โ€œit doesnโ€™t matterโ€, or โ€œno matterโ€_ what, which, when, where and who โ€ฆ

*Whichever* means the person or thing which; regardless of which, no matter which.

Example
1. I told her to take *whichever* car she wanted. โœ…
2. *Whichever* of the two he chooses, let him have it. โœ…

*To be continued…*

โ‡ *Useful expressions/Idioms*๐Ÿ†”
๐Ÿ’  *all sizzle and no steak*
Someone who turns out to be disappointing, after a promotional campaign which led us to expect something better, is called *all sizzle and no steak*.

Example
1. Because of the promises he made to workers, which so far he has failed to keep, many call the new CEO *all sizzle and no steak*. โœ…

โ‡ *Vocabulary building*๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ†•
๐Ÿ’  *Checkered*
This adjective means “having a pattern of different coloured squares; divided into squares”.

Instead of saying, _”He is wearing a *check check* shirt.”,_ you can simply say, _”He is wearing a *checkered* shirt.”_

*Checkered* is pronounced approximately as /kyษ›kษ›d/ or more precisely as /หˆtสƒekยทษ™rd/.

Example
1. My niece looks adorable in her *checkered* uniform. โœ…

โ‡ *What does the Constitution say?* ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ
*Chapter 22: Chieftaincy*
Article 276, Clause 1, of the 1992 Constitution says:

(1) A chief shall not take part in active party politics; and any chief wishing to do so and seeking election to Parliament shall abdicate his stool or skin.

โ‡ *Communication (speaking & writing) Tip* โœ…
๐Ÿ’  *Some substandard expressions and their standard forms*
1. We are from one mother, one father – *We are of one parentage*.
2. The car has balanced to one side – *The car is tilted*.
3. The man is blowing fuse – *The man is reeking of alcohol.*
4. I am waiting for you small – *I am waiting for you awhile.*
5. I asked him to push small so that I could sit by him – *I asked him to shift so that I could sit by him.*
……………..End……………..

Your language is your bargaining power so make it skilled.

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ยฉ๏ธEric Nuamah Korankye (Hamlet)

ยฎ๏ธ *WeRise*
โ™ปwe rise by lifting others

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