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Primary – AWL word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:




  • this is a noun/adjective and there is also an adverb: primarily
  • perhaps the most common collocations are “primary school” and “primary education”
  • it is also used frequently in health as in “primary health care”
  • a useful word to use in association with it is “secondary” or “secondarily”
  • less common collocations are “primary colours” and in politics a “primary election”


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