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Context

Today’s word of the day is

context

Notes

This is one of the more academic words in the Academic Word List but it can still be used in more general writing with the meaning of situation.

Forms of the word

context (noun)

contextual  (adjective)

contextualise (verb)

Using the word

in Falling sales of books need to be seen in the context of a market which is dominated by multimedia. 

out of  Sometimes quotations can be misunderstood when they are taken out of context.

historical/social/political etc It is important to take account of the social context when considering gang culture.

Exercise

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