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context: context (noun): 1. the sentence in which a word appears that often helps the reader understand its meaning 2. the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background, or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event Looking at the context in which an unfamiliar word appears may be an easy way to determine the word’s meaning. You’ve been doing just that all your life without even thinking about it. When you were an infant and beginning to understand words, your parents taught you by using context. For example, your mother might have handed you a piece of apple and said, apple. So that’s 28 tools for building word power how you learned the word, by connecting it in context to a crunchy, juicy object you could eat! Now, you’re older and reading on your own, but you can use the same kinds of surrounding clues to determine the meanings of words new to you. Here’s an example of how it works. What’s the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence? Sherlock Holmes deciphered the mystery of the...
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