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Unformatted text preview: Context Clues A Review If there is a word within a sentence that you havent seen before, you can figure out the meaning of that word by using context clues . The other words in the sentence, that surround the unfamiliar word, are called its context . Information about the meaning of a word that is contained in the surrounding words is called a context clue . There are five types of context clues: (1) synonym , (2) definition , (3) example , (4) contras t, and (5) inference . USING CONTEXT CLUES TO FIGURE OUT THE MEANING OF A WORD The first steps in a strategy for figuring out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or phrase from the context in which it appears are as follows: STEP 1 : Check for synonyms or definitions embedded within the sentence. If you find a synonym or definition, reread the sentence while keeping the synonym or definition in mind. Then tell yourself in your own words what the reread the sentence while keeping the synonym or definition in mind....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course ENGLISH 0302 taught by Professor Deatherage during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.
- Spring '11