Using Context Clues

English - Grade 7 / Vocabulary Development

Sample Question

Sequence the steps in getting the meaning of words in context.

  • Look at the words that surround your target word
  • Reread the sentence once or twice and think about a possible definition for your unknown word.
  • Find or use a possible synonym of the unknown word.
  • After deciding on the meaning, you can choose the pronunciation and definition of your target word that is the best fit for the context in which your target word is being used.

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