Today’s word from the academic word list is
The forms of this word are approximate, approximately and approximation
This is an extremely useful for IELTS candidates in writing task 1 for describing figures that are not exact.
You should note that approximate can be used as a verb and that the pronunciation of the word changes so that the last syllable sounds like “eight.
Some more common phrases using approximation include:
a close approximation
a reasonable approximation
a rough approximation
an approximation of [the total]
make/give an approximation
Some more common phrases using approximate include:
an approximate amount/number
closely approximate to
Some more common phrases using approximately include:
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