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HIRE haɪər

27 Nov 2019


  • Hire is a verb meaning to pay to use something for a short period.
Example Sentences: How much would it cost to hire a car for a week?
You could always hire a dress for the party if you can't afford to buy one.

HIGHER haɪər

26 Nov 2019


  • Higher is the comparative form of the common adjective high, which we are sure you are familiar with.
Example Sentences: Every year he moves higher up the company.
They may accept a slightly higher offer.

CURRANT kɜrənt

25 Nov 2019


  • A currant is a small black dried grape without seeds, used especially in cakes.
Example Sentences: The Christmas cake is full of currants.

CURRENT kɜrənt

24 Nov 2019


  • Current is an adjective meaning now or of the present time.
Example Sentences: Have you seen the current issue of Vogue magazine?
The word 'thou' is no longer in current use.

PROVE pruv

23 Nov 2019


  • Prove is the verb form of the noun proof. To prove is to show that something is true.
Example Sentences: They suspected that she'd killed him but they could never actually prove that it was her.
Computers have been used to prove mathematical theorems.

PROOF pruf

22 Nov 2019


  • Proof is a noun and means a fact or piece of information which shows that something exists or is true.
Example Sentences: Do they have any proof that it was Hampson who stole the goods?
Keep your receipt as proof of purchase.

LATER leɪtər

21 Nov 2019


  • Later is the comparative form of the adjective late, meaning (happening or being) near the end of a period of time.
Example Sentences: Jenny said she'd be joining the meeting later.
He arrived a little later than expected.

LATTER lætər

20 Nov 2019


  • Latter is an adjective meaning near or towards the end of something.
Example Sentences: Building of the new library should begin in the latter part of next year.
In the latter stages of the fight he began to get tired.

ADVISE ædˈvaɪz

19 Nov 2019


  • To advise means to give someone advice.
Example Sentences: I think I'd advise him to leave the company.
I'd strongly advise against making a sudden decision.

ADVICE ædˈvaɪs

18 Nov 2019


  • Advice is an opinion which someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation.
Example Sentences: I need some advice on which computer to buy.
Sarah gave me some good advice.

FORMALLY fɔrməli

17 Nov 2019


  • Formally is an adverb based on the adjective formal, which describes language, clothes and behaviour that are serious and correct.
Example Sentences: He was formally dressed in a grey suit.
The head teacher greeted us very formally.

FORMERLY fɔrmərli

16 Nov 2019


  • Formerly is an adverb meaning in the past.
Example Sentences: The European Union was formerly called the European Community.
Hong Kong was formerly a British colony.

PRINCIPAL prɪnsəpəl

15 Nov 2019


  • A principal is the head of a school.
Example Sentences: The principal is in a meeting with the deputy-principal and senior teachers.

PRINCIPLE prɪnsəpəl

14 Nov 2019


  • A principle is a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works.
Example Sentences: The principle of democracy is important to Americans.
I agree with you in principle but I think it will be difficult to achieve in practice.


13 Nov 2019


  • A draught is a current of unpleasantly cold air blowing through a room. (confusingly in US English they use 'draft' to mean this).
Example Sentences: Can you shut the door? - there's a terrible draught coming through.