The verb, noun adjective and adverb forms of a word sometimes have slightly different meanings. You need to be familiar with different forms and their different meanings. For example, ‘locate‘ is a verb meaning ‘to find’ while ‘location‘ is a noun meaning ‘place where something is’. ‘Dislocate‘ is generally used to mean to put ‘a bone out of place.’
Examples of Use:
- Kate dislocated her shoulder playing tennis.
- I can’t locate my car keys.
- The location of their new house is perfect; near a river and walking distance to the centre of town.
Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
interaction with, interact with, interactive media
justification for, justification of, justify by, justifiable on the grounds
links with, links to
Check the meanings of the words if you don’t already know them. Check the meanings of the various forms as sometimes they are different. You can check them at Time4english by clicking the words (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).
Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.
- Do you think that a crime like theft can ever be _______________ ? (justify, interact)
- In my diplomatic work I get to ______________ with people from many different cultures.(justify, interact)
- There are so many _______________ to his deception that I can’t work out fact from fiction. (layer, locate)
- In business it is important to make _______________ with the community.(locate, link)
- The family moved out a month ago. I think they _______________to a small town in the countryside. (locate, layer)
Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. relocated 3. layers 1. justified 2. interact 4. links