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Collocations with Prepositions
Collocations are words that we commonly use together.  Below is a list of collocation with prepositions. normal for  – It is
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What does “core” mean?
The word “core” has four meanings: 1). the center part of certain types of fruit, 2). the center or the
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tend to
When we use words such as always and never, we often find ourselves in a position that is hard to defend.  Instead of writing sentences like,
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How do I use “project” as a verb?
We usually use the word “project” (noun:ˈpräjˌekt) as a noun, meaning something that is carefully planned to achieve a goal. The
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What does “presume” mean?
AWL (Academic Word List) presume = suppose something to be true based on past knowledge or experience “You have been
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Vocabulary Words
College Writing: Vocabulary List capacity | decline | diverse | contrast | interact capacity = the maximum amount that something
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What does “placebo” mean?
A placebo is a pill, medicine, or a procedure that has only psychological effects on a patient.  In other words, doctors
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Reference Words
We use reference words to refer back to someone or something that was already named.  Reference words are typically pronouns such
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Builds Vocabulary
COLLEGE WRITING 3 HELPS STUDENTS build vocabulary.  Lesson 2 discusses useful strategies for guessing the meanings of new words.  Lesson
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Collocations
Collocation are words that we normally use together.  We can say that they “like each other.” For example, we normally use
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indicate (v)
From the Academic Word List If I am giving someone directions on how to get to a certain place, and
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intrinsic
The word “intrinsic” means something that is naturally inside; essential.
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