Today’s word of the day is
This word is useful for when you are writing about issues and problems and disagreements. It is close in meaning to basic.
Forms of the word
fundamental: the adjective
fundamentals: a countable noun used in the plural
fundamentally: the adverb
Using the word
point/issue/question: The fundamental issue that needs to be addressed is whether women should be allowed to serve in the armed forces.
change/difference: There has been a fundamental change to our attitudes to recycling in the last 20 years.
principle: The fundamental principle is that every child has the right to education.
mistake/error/weakness: A fundamental weakness in this argument is that many women actually prefer to stay at home and look after their families and have no wish to return to the workplace.