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Using Context Clues: Activity 2 of 3



Sometimes the meaning of a word is explained in a nearby phrase. Phrases that begin "for example," "including," and "such as" tell you that the writer is clarifying, or explaining, a word by giving examples. Use the examples as context clues.

Example: The school prepares its students for a variety of professions, such as auto repair and plumbing.

Auto repair and plumbing are examples of jobs, right? So "profession" must mean job or career.

Pick the best definition for the underlined word.

Carpenters rely on a range of implements, such as hammers of many sizes and several kinds of screwdrivers and wrenches.

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