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BECE English Tips For Candidates.

OfficiallyBlack 06/29/2020

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You should know that in the BECE English paper, every spelling mistake is penalized. What this means is that no candidate can take spellings for granted and spell words any how.

As we prepare for the examination, take note that there is a difference between belief and believe; rational and rationale; its and it's; former and formal; there and their; peace and piece; given and giving; taken and taking; lighting and lightning; gabbbage and cabbage; temporary and temporal; loss and lose; borrow and lend; advise and advice ; device and devise; license and lisence; break and brake; clutches and crutches; etc.

Belief , a noun , refers to what you believe in , what you profess to , while believe , a verb means to accept something as truth , a fact , etc.

E.g the belief of many Africans is that the living are in constant touch with the dead.

If you write believe for belief in the first sentence and and belief for believe in the second sentence, both sentences will not make sense at all.

Note that for both believe and belief , the letter I comes before the letter e. Other words in that category, as against those which have the letter e before the letter I, are brief , piece, thief, Chief, sieve, hankerchief , mischief, achieve etc.

Words which have the letter e before the letter I include deceive, conceive, conceivable, receive , receipt, perceive, etc.

The word it's should never be confused with its because the two do not have a common meaning or usuage, as many candidates the think.

The word its is the possessive form of it and it is used to indicate or show that something belongs to it, as in Africa and its people are friendly and hospitable.

The cat and its kitten are sleeping on the sofa. But the word it's is the contracted form of the expression it is , as in : It's time to end the lesson.

I will urge all candidates to take their spellings seriously since it is the core point of any examination. And again candidates ability to pass any examination also depends on the the ability to spell properly.

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I wish all BECE candidates good luck in their pending examination, may all of them come out with flying colors.

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