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ESL Word of the Day – Issue

Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Jo


Noun - a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people.

Example Usage: We should discuss the issue of discrimination at our next meeting;  We must resolve the issue with the neighbours.

Common Phrases:  'raise an issue', 'address an issue', 'resolve an issue', 'avoid an issue'

Did you know...?  The word 'issue' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 50 most-viewed words of last year.

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