Today’s word from the academic word list is: exclude
- the forms of this word that you need to know include exclude, exclusion, exclusive, exclusively and excluding
- one very strong collocation is the phrase mutually exclusive – this phrase is typically used in the negative and if you describe two things as not being mutually exclusive, they can exist at the same time
- you should also note that excluding can be used as a preposition as in “Most students, excluding those that come from overseas, have student loans”.
- it is also important to see the different usage of the prepositions in the “exclusion of women from certain private clubs”.