Today’s word of the day is
This is a key word for academic IELTS candidates as it can be used to describe trends in academic task one where it means very slightly and is similar to fraction. It is also a common word in business where it is used to describe profit.
Forms of the word
margin: a countable noun
marginal: an adjective
marginally: an adverb
Using the word
rise: The amount of coffee sold rose marginally throughout this period.
fall:There was a marginal fall in the third quarter of the year in the amount of coffee sold.
change: There was only a magical change in the number of books bought in 2013.
margin for error: There is very little margin for error when one chooses a degree course.
profit: Companies are typically more concerned with their profit than investment in research and development.