Positive Redundancy part two

Skill: Vocabulary

Category: General English & Academic English

Level: Upper Intermediate

Positive Redundancy

Part two

1- Aim or Purpose

aim to do something to strive to obtain something  

Ex: This paper aims to investigate the effects of technology in language learning classrooms.

Ex: In this study, we aimed to find logical answers for our hypothesis mentioned before.

Set out to do something to try to achieve something

Ex: The first chapter of this book sets out to explain the causes of cancer.

Ex: He never achieved what he set out to do.

be intended to do something the purpose of doing something  

Ex: This course is intended to provide you with opportunities to reach what you want.

be supposed to do something / be meant to do something use these phrases especially when something fails to achieve what was basically planned before.

Ex: This online class was meant to be seriously effective.

2- Approximately / Exact:

Words meaning approximately:

Roughly giving someone a general idea of size, number or amount of something.

Ex: The two schools are roughly the same size.

Ex: Roughly half of the students are absent today.

(somewhere / something) in the region of used with very large numbers or amounts

Ex: The construction of this apartment would cost somewhere in the region of $50,000.

Ex: This airplane is worth something in the region of $15,000.

Circa (preposition) used before a year—a long time ago—to indicate that something happened near that time, but not exact. The abbreviation of circa is C.

Ex: The apartment dates from circa 1986. Or the apartment dates from c 1986.

Words meaning “exactly”

Precisely meaning exactly, used to emphasize what you are saying.

Ex: The movie began on time, at precisely ten o’clock.

Ex: I always leave my office at seven o’clock precisely.

Right in the middle of / next to / in front of used to emphasize something in a specific position.

Ex: The two gangers were living right next to each other.

Words meaning “cause”

Lead to (verb) to begin an activity that later causes something to happen.

Ex: Trying hard leads to success.

Ex: Lack of sleep leads to poor performance.

Trigger (phrasal verb) A bad situation—crisis or a war, or a medical condition– that start to happen suddenly.

Ex: Fast food can trigger various diseases.

Bring about (phrasal verb) to make something happen, particularly a change or improved situation.   

Ex: Insecurity in a society brings about bad economic condition.

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