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Invest – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



  • the forms of this word that you need are invest, investment and re-invest
  • the normal preposition is “in”. However, there is a second meaning “to be invested with” which means to be given power
  • the verb that is most often used with investment is “make
  • some of the financial/business words that may come in useful here are: “funds”, “profits” and “proceeds”
  • investments are often made with a view to the long-term
  • as well as making a financial investment, you can invest your hope in a scheme or project



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3 Responses to Invest – IELTS word of the day

  1. varsha December 15, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    Thank you for your kind help.

    I have one query that in the sentence when can we use ‘this’ and ‘these’ what is the difference between them?

    • Dominic Cole December 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

      “This” is used to refer back to singular ideas and these for “plural”. “This” is also frequently used to refer back to the previous sentence as a whole and not just one word in it.:

  2. Nelly January 31, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Hi Dominic,
    thank you for your great help,your work is inestimable.

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