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SAMPLE 1: “The drug (which) according to report is manufactured in Bangladesh and was their only hope of saving his life; his family members sort the help of Nigerians overseas…It is so sad that some people can be so harmless even to the sick.”(Very painful: Ajimobi was duped N50 million…Opera News Hub, 27 June, 2020)

We start the analysis by questioning the appropriateness of the word harmless in the following context: “It is so sad that some people can be so harmless even to the sick.” What can be ‘so sad’ about a person being ‘harmless even to the sick’? Relying on his own logic, will the writer be happy if people are harmful to the sick? I am sure the writer will be…



Source: Nigerian Tribune