Tag: grammar

Dec
20
2013

prefer

pr@ fuhr

transitive verb
definition:  to consider more desirable than something else.
example:  She prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
example:  He prefers walking to taking the bus.
example:  I prefer to live in a small town rather than in a large city.
example:  They prefer us to come on the weekend rather than during the week.
example:  I prefer his living at home to his living in an apartment he cannot afford.
example:  We prefer that our son be seen by another doctor.
example:  I prefer that she sit here next to me.
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May
03
2013

practice

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

praek tihs

transitive verb
definition 1:  to do or observe habitually or customarily.
example:  All of her family members practice yoga.

definition 2:  to repeatedly do or perform (something) to become skillful.
example:  The band practiced the song until they could play it well.
example:  If you practice your serve, your tennis game will improve.
example:  You should practice parking the car a few more times before you take the driver’s test.
example:  Another actor helped him practice saying his lines for the play.

definition 3:  to pursue (an occupation or activity)
example:  She practices law and her sister practices medicine.

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