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IELTS word of the day – criterion

Today’s word from academic word list is



  • This is an academic word that has the general meaning of standard or reason for making a selection or judgement.
  • It has an unusual plural form of “criteria” – this form is in fact more common than the singular form.
  • There are two prepositions that you should be aware of: “According to these criteria” and the criterion for this is”
  • Some common verbs that are used with this word are fulfill, meet and satisfy
  • Criteria may be main, important, objective or principal


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3 Responses to IELTS word of the day – criterion

  1. alex July 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    thanks that is very helpful

  2. ton July 9, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Thank you very much.

  3. damini July 9, 2012 at 4:57 am #

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