Tag: ELL

May
01
2013

discuss

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih skuhs

transitive verb
definition:  to talk together about; confer on.
example:  We discussed plans for the new building at the meeting today.
example:  Let’s discuss this matter further before we make a decision.
example:  These are some of the topics we’ll be discussing in class this semester.
example:  We discussed redecorating the apartment, but we never made a decision.

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Apr
10
2013

support

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pronunciation:    sə port
part of speech:    transitive verb

definition 1:         to hold up; brace.
example:              The solid oak table is supported by four sturdy legs.

definition 2:        to provide evidence for; corroborate.
example:             The testimony of the witness supported the suspect’s story.
example:             You need to support your argument with some facts.

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