Why letters ‘A’ and ‘I’ are different

Did you know that ‘A’ and ‘I’ are the only English letters that could also stand as words? You knew…but don’t forget. Examples: 1. ‘A’ black bird hovered in the sky. 2. ‘I’ like her candour (openness). Tip: ‘O’ used to be a word (exclamation) too, but it’s now old-fashioned. Example: O land, when shall I see you!

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Why ‘I’ is a unique letter and word

Did you know ‘I’ is both a letter and a word? You knew. But did you know some learners have never heard that ‘I’ (speaker) is always in capital letter wherever it appears in a sentence? Yes, ‘I’ is always capitalized. Examples: 1. ‘I’ love swimming. 2. Tolu and ‘I’ are just friends. 3. ‘I’, Buhari Putin Trump, do solemnly swear that ‘I’ will uphold the law at all times. Tip: English is the only language that uses ‘I’ as a capitalised word. According to dictionary.com, the capitalization was due…

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Why ‘am’ is always used with ‘I’

Study shows ‘am’ is becoming more popular when writers refer to themselves than ‘ I am ‘ (I’m), which is the correct form. You shouldn’t use ‘am’ without ‘I’ before or after it; you can also use ‘I’m’ which is the contraction or short form of the expression. Note that ‘am’ is only used with ‘I’, unlike ‘are’, ‘were’ and others that are used with more than one pronoun (we are, they are, we were, they were, you were). Examples: 1. I am an independent woman. 2. I’m going to…

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