‘Considerable‘ is an adjective meaning ‘a large amount.’
- Mary-lou and Paul have saved a considerable amount of money as a deposit on a house.
- Following a standard essay structure is of considerable importance in communicating your message clearly.
- There is considerable interest in the community in opening shared garden spaces for city dwellers to grow their own food.
Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
consenting adults, consensual acts, consent to, give consent
considerably more, considerably less, considerable amounts of
constrained by, constraining orders
contribute to, make a contribution
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Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.
- Usually parents need to ______________ to medical procedures for their children before a treatment can begin. (consent, constrain)
- We are all _______________ by the laws of our country. (contribute, constrain)
- The pain is _______________. (consent, constant)
- Some people object to _______________ to charity believing it is the governments role to provide adequate welfare. (contribute, considerable)
- _______________ time, effort and money went into the preparation of this program. (constant, considerable)
Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. considerable 3. constant 2. constrained 1. consent 4. contributing