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Attach

Today’s word of the day exercise is

attach

Notes

The meaning of this word that is likely to be most useful is when you are talking about relationships and feelings: it is an interesting variant of like/love. You can also use it in employment when someone maybe attached to a company temporarily even though they are employed by an another company. And you do of course use it/see it every day when you open emails that have attachments.

Forms of the word

attach

attachment

attached

unattached

Using the word 

be attached to: Although I don’t see my school friends very regularly, I am still deeply attached to them.

be/work on attachment: While she is still technically employed by the law firm, she is now working on attachment in the offices of one of their clients.

emotional/strong: Typically children have a greater emotional attachment to their mothers than their fathers.

be unattached: You must meet Peter. He’s just broken up with his girlfriend and is now unattached!

have/form: While I was there I formed a strong attachment to Miami and I can’t wait to go back.

email attachment: You will find the form attached to this email.

significance/weight/importance: It is possible to attach too much importance to what children say.

Exercise

   

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