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Exclude – IELTS word of the day

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”.


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2 Responses to Exclude – IELTS word of the day

  1. seatrah July 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Thanks for very helpful vocabulary.Despite they are really helpful,I cannot use them in writing.
    May I ask you to write some sentences related to IELTS for each vocabulary.If you can ,that is very kind of you.

    • Dominic Cole July 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Have you clicked the link with the exercises? This is what those sentences are really. I try and write sentences that could be used in IELTS task 2 writing. An alternative is to check out the main AWL page where there are some of my essays with the AWL words highlighted. I aim to update the list of essays with another 5/6 in the next couple of days.

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