Understand the vocabulary word, including any prefixes and suffixes, to ensure you use it properly within the sentence. Once the meaning is clear for you, write a sentence that not only uses the word correctly but makes it clear that you understand it within the context of the sentence.Continue Reading
If you are allowed to use a dictionary, then do so to ensure understanding, or use lessons and notes from a class or assignment to learn and memorize what the vocabulary words mean before writing sentences with them. Be sure to look at prefixes and suffixes, since words such as ���regular��� and ���irregular��� have opposite meanings with the addition of only two letters. If a teacher assigned the vocabulary words, then ask for clarity regarding words that can have multiple meanings, such as ���tear��� or ���refrain,��� to make sure you know exactly which word the teacher assigned.
Once you understand the word, write a sentence that demonstrates your understanding to an instructor or test grader. Consider a word such as ���absurd.��� While the sentence, ���My dreams last night were absurd,��� properly uses the word in a sentence, without other context, it does not demonstrate understanding or mastery of the vocabulary word. Instead, write a sentence such as, ���The senator looked absurd while wearing a large banana costume,��� which clearly demonstrates an understanding of the word.Learn more about Education