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Re: english wahala
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2017, 10:10:29 AM »
Then still in bed or on bed?

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Re: english wahala
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Re: english wahala
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2017, 01:57:52 PM »
Both are correct

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 03:32:36 PM »
All of u
.. Sha wait first before u finger my brain finish.
Are we on bed or in bed?

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 03:47:39 PM »
The answer is on the bus......I do not believe otherwise....I spent 6 and a half years to learn the rudiments of this language.  When it comes to vehicles....you can be on a bus, on a train, on a ship but in a car. It has to do with the space. This is not colloquial but proper.  If I agree otherwise because of the elementary prepositions on in and out then these certificates are in vain.
Google is a search engine and information are fed in by erudite people based on questions and confusions. I do not believe a 1000+ people would be wrong and 1 man right.
Transliteration is different from translation.
Just my POV

I nor know se you dey there o!

So....d whole people wen dey Google dey wrong. If na so make we tear our dictionary also as na human beings write am abi?

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2017, 08:48:17 AM »
people Wey go school.

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »
You can be 'IN' bed and not 'ON' bed please!

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 03:25:15 PM »
Both are correct  it only depends on the context you speaking from.. .

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2017, 10:28:53 AM »
You are right. The context determines the correctness or otherwise!

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2018, 07:35:13 PM »
"contextual meaning" hmmmm. una Weldon

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2018, 10:00:14 AM »
You are with the bus

Are u a nightwatch man ??

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2018, 12:41:25 PM »

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2018, 03:20:41 PM »
On the bus is correct, based on the English man's vocabulary. However, for Africans, we are comfortable saying"I am in the Bus".

I am in bed is correct, when the bed is laid and remember the idea of a bed is a caravan like home decoration which a person enters into to sleep. I realize the ideas differ for people based on their race, exposure and status.

Oyinbo nor be awa language!

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Re: english wahala
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2018, 08:04:42 AM »
On the bus is correct, based on the English man's vocabulary. However, for Africans, we are comfortable saying"I am in the Bus".

I am in bed is correct, when the bed is laid and remember the idea of a bed is a caravan like home decoration which a person enters into to sleep. I realize the ideas differ for people based on their race, exposure and status.

Oyinbo nor be awa language!


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