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The Academic Word List Sublist 3, Group 1

bold = a common form of the word
xxx = no form, or there is a form, but it is rare
grey = a form that is not very common

ALTERNATIVE

alternative (n)

alternate (v)

alternative (adj)

alternatively (adv)

CIRCUMSTANCE

circumstance (n)

xxx (v)

circumstantial (adj)

xxx (adv)

COMMENT

comment (n)
commentary (n)
commentator (n)

comment (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)

COMPENSATE

compensation (n)

compensate (v)
under-compensate (v)
overcompensate (v)

compensatory (adj)

xxx (adv)

COMPONENT

component (n)
componentry (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. One is to write the essay and get a poor mark, the other is to get my friend to write it and maybe get a very good mark.

2. Is there any under which you'd tell a lie?

3. Did you read the teacher's on Geoff's work?

4. Will the insurance company her for the damage to her car?

5. Have you answered all of the essay question?


6. The evidence points to George being the murderer.

7. The Education Minister on the school closures.

8. Ikea products are sometimes hard to put together because there are so many .

9. I don't want to study accountancy. Are there any ?

10. She was fired from her job when sales numbers dropped, but she didn't get any .

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