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Item – AWL word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is




  • the forms of the word include item, itemise and itemised
  • the -ise and -ize spellings are both equally acceptable
  • item is an exceptionally word for making uncountable nouns countable (items of furniture/equipment/clothing)
  • common phrase include “news item” and “item on the agenda”
  • an idiom is “to be an item” meaning to have a relationship
  • you can also ask for an “itemised bill”



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