THIS WEEK ON WATCH YOUR GRAMMAR-“SAY WHAT? ECONOMICAL OR ECONOMIC?”

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Hi there, you’re welcome to the summary of last week’s lessons on WATCHYOURGRAMMAR, brought to you by Gird Center. Monday’s lesson was a discussion on the differences between the adjectives “ECONOMICAL” and “ECONOMIC.”
Because “ECONOMIC” and “ECONOMICAL” have a common root word, they are often used interchangeably. The words, however, have separate meanings.

“ECONOMIC” means “relating to economics or the economy.”

For example: “his move from his village to the city was influenced by ECONOMIC factors.”

“ECONOMICAL”, on the other hand, means to “use minimum time or resources effectively.”

For example: “texting all night in an examination period will not be an ECONOMICAL use of my time.”

In order to use “ECONOMIC” and “ECONOMICAL” correctly, you will have to remember that both words have distinct meanings and as such cannot be used interchangeably.

What, do you think, is the actual meaning of the adjective “SATISFIED?” On Wednesday, we learned that when someone says they are “SATISFIED”, they mean they are “pleased because they got what they wanted or because something happened in the way that they expected.”

Below are examples of how “SATISFIED” can be used correctly in sentences.

“After re-sitting his Math paper thrice, Boye was finally SATISFIED with his results”.

Another example: “She saw that he had a SATISFIED smile on his face”. Here, “SATISFIED” means “PLEASED.”

When people say they are“SATISFIED”, it doesn’t always mean that they FULL TO SATISFACTION with food. Don’t forget that “SATISFIED” really means “contended or pleased.”

For our final lesson for the previous week, we talked about at the Ghanaianism “GRADUANT”; we tried to find out what it is Esi means to say when she uses this word.

When Esi says “GRADUANT”, what she really means to say is “GRADUAND.” A “GRADUAND” is a person who is about to receive an academic degree.

Esi often says “GRADUANT” instead of “GRADUAND.” However, “GRADUANT” is incorrect; the correct word is “GRADUAND.” Esi has to keep in mind that the correct word to use is “GRADUAND.”

That’s all for the summary of the previous week’s #WatchYourGrammar lessons. Enjoy the rest of the week.

 

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