English Learning Tip # 7

Context is king


Research shows that the vast majority of words are learned from context. To improve your vocabulary, pay close attention to how words are used in contemporary English.

Doing a search on a word or phrase using Google News (to search for news stories) will give you many examples of how that word is used in context today.

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