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Context Clues

Context Clues

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Published by: Ezekiel D. Rodriguez on Aug 18, 2009
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Vocabulary Building
 
Context cluesContext clues
 Text book writers usually know when theymust use a word that will be new to theirstudent readers. So they often includeother words or phrases to help with theunderstanding of the new word. Thesewords or phrases are referred to ascontext clues. They are built into thesentences around the difficult word. If youbecome more aware of the words aroundthe difficult words you encounter in your
 
Context cluesContext clues
Context Clues
are hints that theauthor gives to help define a difficultor unusual word. The clue mayappear within the same sentence asthe word to which it refers, or it maybe in a preceding or subsequentsentence. Because most of yourvocabulary is gained throughreading, it is important that you be

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