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Consist

Today’s word of the day is

consist

Notes

This is a word with many forms. If you want to use it, you will need to learn the adjective and adverb forms and not just the verb. The verb is close to contain in meaning, where as the adjective and adverb forms are closer to regular/steady.

Forms of the word

consist

consistent

inconsistent

consistently

inconsistently

consistency

inconsistency

Using the word

improve/perform: Employees who perform most consistently deserve promotion.

proposal/policy: Any policy to deal with teenage drunkenness needs to consist of strategies to make drunken behaviour socially unacceptable.

results/research: These results are consistent with earlier theories that human activity is connected to climate change.

Some prepositions

consist in Job satisfaction dos not always consist in earning a high salary. [the meaning here is to depend on]

consistent in The regulatory bodies have not been consistent in fining companies that pollute rivers.

of My job consists of two main elements. [the meaning here is contain]

with Building more coal fuelled power stations is not consistent with a green environmental policy

Exercise

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