The words in this group are quite common. The last one, ‘whereas,’ is a conjunction and is used to compare two things that are different.
“Mary likes to drive whereas Paul prefers to walk.”
When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
transitional government, transition to, transition towards, trend towards, complete version, final version, welfare fraud, welfare mentality, welfare provisions, welfare state, welfare entitlements
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Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the word.
- Many countries are ______________ from full reliance on fossil fuels to greater use of green energy. (transition)
- There is a _______________ towards greater conservation of water resources. (trend)
- Which _______________ of the book are you using? (version)
- Many communities have _______________ arrangements for the sick, old and unemployed. (welfare)
- _______________ the political right considers individual responsibility, the left considers communal responsibility. (whereas)
Answers (in the wrong order)
5. Whereas 3. version 2. trend 1. transitioning 4. welfare