Context

Sometimes, when you’re reading, and you come across a word that you don’t know, you can use context clues to make an educated guess as to what the word means.

Now, when you’re looking at the word you don’t know, you don’t want to just look right before and after the word. You usually want to look at the sentence before, and the sentence after, and sometimes, you even have to look at the whole paragraph to get an idea of what that unfamiliar word means.

Now, there are some clues that we can look at to help determine what the word means. One thing you can look at is a description. Sometimes, the sentence, or a sentence following or before the unfamiliar word, will give you a description.

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