Today’s word of the day exercise is
This is another of those words that can potentially use din task 1 writing to describe numbers. The derived form in excess of is particularly useful for more than.
Forms of the word
Using the word
speed limit: Anybody who exceeds the speed limit in a built up area should instantly lose their driving licence.
hopes/expectations: Very often students exceed the expectations of their teachers.
in excess of: The number of people under 20 who played sport regularly was in excess of 2 million.
to excess: A worrying trend is how more and more young people drink alcohol to excess.
far/greatly/slightly etc: One difficulty is that demand far exceeds supply.
number/amount etc: One issue is that the number of candidates exceeds the places available at universities.
kind/grateful: Thank you once again. it was exceedingly kind of you to allow me to stay with your family over the summer.