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Bond

Today’s word of the day exercise is

bond

Notes

This word is most frequently used with a technical meaning in finance and chemistry. It is less common in general English where it is mostly useful for describing relationships.

Forms of the word

bond

bonding

Using the word  

 between/among: Teaching should show how language can be a bond among members of a group.

with: Most mothers forge an instant bond with their child from the moment of birth.

form/forge a bond There are many things which you can do to form a close bond between you and your new pet.

bonding sessions: For instance, many companies run bonding sessions to improve teamwork.

junk/premium/savings/stockmarket/government: While most government bonds are safe investments, there is still some risk.

A phrase

His/her word is his/her bond: This means  that the person is someone you can trust absolutely not to break a promise.

Exercise

   

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2 Responses to Bond

  1. Valla November 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    “Teaching should show how language can be a bond between members of a group.” Why we use here “between” and not “among”?

    • Dominic Cole November 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      I’ll get this fixed. You are quite right it should be among.

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