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ESL Word of the Day – Govern

Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:02 AM
posted by Jo

Govern

1. (verb) to officially and legally control a country and make all the decisions about taxes, laws, public services etc; to rule. Example: They elected new leaders to govern the country.

2. (verb) if rules, principles etc govern the way a system or situation works, they control how it happens. Examples: There is new legislation governing the export of live animals; The universe is governed by the laws of physics.

ESL Word of the Day – Include

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:02 AM
posted by Jo

Include (verb)

1. To make someone or something part of a larger group or set.  Example: The team is stronger now they've included John.

2. If one thing includes another, the second thing is part of the first. Example: Does the price include postage?

Similar words: comprise, consist of, made up of.

ESL Word of the Day – Evidence

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:02 AM
posted by Jo

Evidence

(Noun) - facts or signs that show clearly that something exists or is true.  Example:  At present we have no evidence of life on other planets;  Do you have evidence that this treatment works?

(Verb) - to show that something exists or is true. Example: The volcano is still active, as evidenced by the recent eruption.

Similar word: Proof

Did you know...?  The word 'evidence' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 150 most-viewed words last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Rescue

Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Jo

Rescue

(Verb) - to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm.

Example: Survivors of the crash were rescued by a helicopter

(Noun) - when someone or something is rescued from danger.

Example: It was a dangerous rescue

ESL Word of the Day – Influence

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Jo

Influence

(noun) - the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or orders.  Example: The Council had influence over many government decisions / Gayle's mother said I was a bad influence on her daughter.

(verb) - to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, thinks etc without directly forcing or ordering them. Example: Several factors are likely to influence this decision.

Did you know...? The word 'influence' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 150 most-viewed words last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Implement

Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Jo

Implement

(Verb) - to take action or make changes that you have officially decided should happen.

Example: We have decided to implement the committee's recommendations;  It is time to implement our plan.

Did you know...? The word 'implement' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 200 most-viewed words last year.

Top 25 Verbs and Their Meaning

Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

Top 25 Verbs

A verb is a word or group of words that describes an action, experience, or state, such as 'come', 'see', 'jump' and 'put on'. There are estimated to be more than 20,000 verbs in the English language. Here is a list of the top 25 verbs from the Oxford English Dictionary.

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