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"thorough" in British English

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thoroughadjective

uk   /ˈθʌr.ə/ us   /ˈθɝː.ə/ /ˈθɝː.oʊ/
  • thorough adjective (CAREFUL)

B2 detailed and careful: a thorough revision of the manuscript They did a thorough search of the area but found nothing.

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thoroughness
noun [U] uk   /ˈθʌr.ə.nəs/ us   /ˈθɝː.ə.nəs/ /ˈθɝː.oʊ.nəs/
You can rely on the thoroughness of his research.
(Definition of thorough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thorough" in American English

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thoroughadjective

us   /ˈθɜr·oʊ, ˈθʌr-/
  • thorough adjective (COMPLETE)

with nothing left out or omitted; complete: The district attorney’s office conducted a thorough investigation. The doctor gave him a thorough medical examination.
  • thorough adjective (VERY GREAT)

[not gradable] (used for emphasis) very great: The meeting was a thorough waste of time.
(Definition of thorough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“thorough” in American English

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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