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Words with Multiple Meanings

Introduction: 

What does “fan” mean? That depends on how it’s used in a sentence. Many English words have more than one definition. You’ll find them all in the dictionary.

In this lesson you will:
  • Put words with multiple meanings into sentences
  • Select words with multiple meanings to fit a particular context
  • Identify the correct usage of words with multiple meanings in various sentences

 

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Skills: 
Vocabulary Building
Context Clues
Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills