Today’s word of the day is
This is a word that you can use when you need to discuss how governments and other bodies or parents should control behaviour. It is all very well having rules and regulations but if they are to be effective some monitoring may be needed. You should also note that the verb is used more frequently than the noun.
Forms of the word
monitor: a verb
monitor: an uncountable noun
Using the word
progress/effects: The first step has to be to monitor the effects that car exhaust fumes have on people’s health.
situation: When there is an argument in the playground, it is the role of the teacher to monitor the situation so that the children involved don’t lose their temper.
closely/carefully: Parents should closely monitor how much television their children watch.
television/computer: For example, computer monitors are now much more sophisticated nowadays and it is possible to use the computer as a stand-in television.
A related idiom
keep an eye on: Often working parents are too busy to keep an eye on their children.