GREETINGS, QUESTIONS....AND RESPONSES (by ABEL OLANIYI)

     The topic aims at exposing the grammatical pitfalls relating to greetings, questions, compliments and requests from people. The correct response to these are also given below. 

GREETING: How do you do?
RESPONSE: a. Fine (Incorrect) b. How do you do? (Correct)

GREETING: How are you?
RESPONSE: a. How are you? (Incorrect) b. I'm fine. Thank you (Correct)

GREETING: How are you doing?
RESPONSE: a. Fine, thank you (Incorrect) b. How are you? (Correct)


GREETING: 'Good Night' Janet said to her friends as she left the lecture hall that Morning, by 5pm. 
RESPONSE: 'Good day or Good Evening or See you tomorrow' Janet said to her friends as she left the lecture hall that Morning, by 5pm.

GREETING: Do you mind dancing with me?
RESPONSE: A. Yes, I don't mind (Incorrect) B. No, I don't mind (Correct)

GREETING: Thank you for your assistance 
RESPONSE: A. Don't mention (Incorrect) B. It is a pleasure (Correct)

GREETING: I wish you Merry Christmas 
RESPONSE: A. Same to you (Incorrect) B. And the same to you (Correct)

QUESTION: Will you have some drinks? I think you are thristy
RESPONSE: A. No, please (Incorrect) B. No, thank you (Correct)

QUESTION: Where are you going?
RESPONSE: A. We are coming (Incorrect) B. Excuse us, we shall soon be back (Correct)

QUESTION: Today is the third of January, when did you say you are returning?
RESPONSE: A. On the seven (Incorrect) B. On the seventh (Correct).

QUESTION:  Where are you going?
RESPONSE: A. I am going to Ikeja side (Incorrect) B. I am going to Ikeja (Correct). 

QUESTION: Where is Sam?
RESPONSE: A. He has slept (Incorrect) B. He is asleep (Correct) C. He has gone to bed (Correct)

QUESTION: Does she speak Hausa ?
RESPONSE: A. Yes, she speaks Hausa fluently (Correct)

QUESTION: Do you mind if I wait for the reply?
RESPONSE: A. I'd rather you call (Incorrect) B. I'd rather you called (Correct).


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