Tips For Passing English In WAEC/NECO, JAMB, PUME And Others.

English language has remained a very wide and important subject. Passing it in any of the above mentioned examinations is a prerequisite for gaining admission into any of the Nigerian tertiary institutions.
To achieve this, students are enjoined to read omnivorously or hungrily to cover wide areas in order to tackle the subject English.
In this post, we shall bring out the tips that will equip the students or candidates in passing English in WAEC/NECO, JAMB, PUME and others. These are words with special prepositions which still remain a big problem among numerous students.
For instance, the word accuse of is wrongly used among students leading to failure in English test. John was accused of murder. Others are as follow:
1. Engage in: He was engaged in a hurt argument with his neighbor.
2. Repent of: Odudu has nothing to repent of.
3. Believe in: Good Christians believe strongly in the Lord.
4. Congratulate on: I congratulate you on your good performance.
5. Agree to: Job does not agree to his father’s suggestion.
6. Agree with: I strongly advised him not to agree with him on that issue.
7. Affection for: Judith has affection for Jude.
8. Passion for: I have strong passion for acting.
9. Aim at: He always aim at the best.
10. Indifferent to: The President is indifferent to the suffering
11. Appropriate for: The punishment is appropriate for him
12. Sit for: When shall we sit for the WAEC examinations?
13. Wait on: The maids wait on us at lunch.
14. Wait for: Don’t forget to wait for us at the railway station.
15. Succeed in: Ben will surely succeed in his examinations.
16. Deal in goods: The man deals in goods like rice, beans etc.
17. Call for: The leader should call for a revisal.
18. Confident of: He is confident of his ability to rid off the
19. Convict of: The Court will surely convict the robber.
20. Differ in: Both parties differ in opinion.
21. Differ on: The speakers differ on the subject.
22. Grateful for: Obi was grateful for the offer.
23. Grateful to: He was grateful to his mentor.
24. Guard against: Omi’s intervention was to guard against
25. Guilty of: He was guilty of the offence.
26. Guilty to: He pleaded guilty to the offence.
27. Delighted at: He was delighted at the news.
28. Liable to/for: The man was liable to his crime. He was liable
for his offence.
29. Prefer to: The mother prefer John to Mark.
30. Succeed in: The man will surely succeed in his business.
31. Thankful for: Obi was thankful for the job well done.
32. Concur with: I concur with you on that burning issue.
33. Dispose of: The man begged for the dispose of the matter.
34. Insist on: I insist on getting justice on the matter.
35. Reply to: I urge you to reply to my letter.
36. Ask after: The teacher asked after me when I was absent
from school.
37. Ask for: Did Jack ask for me when he came in yesterday?
38. Familiar with: I am familiar with the road that leads to your
39. Angry at: He was angry at the disaster.
40. Angry with: Paul was angry with the deceiver.
In summary, the enumerated tips are meant to groom the students to enable them tackle the various components of English language like lexis and structures, essays and letter writing in the subject English in WAEC/NECO, JAMB, PUME and other relevant examinations. Good luck.

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