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Word of the week

gauge (noun and a verb)

Meaning – an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.

Example of using it in a sentence: "Nicola checked her fuel gauge before setting out.”

Synonyms: measuring instrument, measuring device, meter.

It can also mean – estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of

Synonyms: the thickens, size or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure

It can also be used as a verb

Meaning – estimate or determine the amount or level or volume of

Example of using it in a sentence: Astronomers can gauge the star’s brightness.

Meaning – a tool for measuring the dimensions of an object.

Spelling Tip – you can hear the “g’ and the ‘a’ and the second ‘g’ but don’t forget the u in the middle and the silent e at the end.

G + a + u + g + e

Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.

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