Today’s daily word is
This is a general purpose word that can be useful when one is making comparisons and it is a handy synonym for the same. It can also useful in task 1 writing when comparing numbers and times
Forms of the word
equivalent: an adjective
equivalent: a noun
equivalence: an uncountable noun
Using the word
to: For a typical family the cost of holiday abroad is equivalent to a month’s salary.
amount/figure: The equivalent figures for youth crime show a sharp increase during this period.
period: We can see that fewer books were read by children under 10 during the equivalent period in 1992.
exactly/approximately/roughly/broadly: The rise in the number of females out of work during this period is approximately equivalent to the number of males who are unemployed.
qualification: Most employers nowadays ask for a degree or equivalent qualification when they are hiring.