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educateverb [T]

uk   /ˈedʒ.u.keɪt/ us   /ˈedʒ.ə.keɪt/
B2 to teach someone, especially using the formal system of school, college, or university: The form says he was educated in Africa. How much does it cost to educate a child privately? The government say they are trying to do more to educate the public about the consequences of drug abuse.

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educateverb [T]

us   /ˈedʒ·əˌkeɪt/
to teach someone, esp. in the formal system of schools: His application form says he was educated in Germany. It’s every citizen’s responsibility to be educated about his or her rights.
educated
adjective us   /ˈedʒ·əˌkeɪt̬·əd/
a highly educated man
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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