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In this blog post, you are going to learn all about words we use to talk about distances and dimensions.
For example: “the swimming pool is very deep”.
Wide – extending a great distance from one side to the
other : not narrow. Ex: “My room has great wide windows, there’s
always a lot of light in here.”
Broad – large from one side to the other side.
Ex: “Mr. Smith has a broad
knowledge of the education system”
We use “wide” more commonly than
Tall – greater in height than the average person, building,
Ex: “Dean is very tall for his
High – rising or extending upward a great distance. Ex: “The Himalayas
are very high mountains”
We use “tall” for people and “high” for objects and things.
Ex: “The sea
is very deep here, so you can see a lot of different types of fish”
Ex: “The three
students were reading in the shallow end of the school garden”
Length – the distance from one end of something
to the other end : a measurement of how long something is.
the length of the wall, then we’ll know how much paper we need”
Lengthen – to become longer.
must try to lengthen my skirt, it’s too short”
Shorten – to become shorter.
Ex: “If you
take that way, it’ll shorten your way to the hospital”
Width – the distance from one side of
something to the other side : a measurement of how wide something is.
width of the room allowed for only 2 chairs and a table.”
Widening – to become wide or wider
hole in Nick’s T-shirt is widening, soon it’ll be huge”
Broaden – to make (something) wider or more
and travel broadens the mind”
Broad-minded – willing to accept opinions,
beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own.
“Broad-minded people are open people, they like to experience new things, visit
new places and make new friends”
Height – a measurement of how tall a person
or thing is : the distance from the bottom to the top of a person or thing.
height of that shelf is two metres”
Lower – located below another or others of
the same kind.
you lower your prices? It’s a bit expensive”
Depth – a distance below a surface.
depth of the Amazon river is over 20 metres”
Stretch – to continue for a specified
distance: to extend over an area.
road stretches all the way down the hill”
Spreading – to become larger or to affect a
larger area : to move into more places.
Ex: “The city
is growing very fast and spreading all over the sea shore.”
Shrink – to make (something) smaller in
amount, size, or value.
Ex: “The forest is shrinking due to deforestation”
I hope you are able to use words for distances and dimensions more confidently after reading this post.
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