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February 14, 2012 - Word of the Day: together

 

It's Valentine's Day, so a good choice for Word of the Day is "together." You can use this word to describe a relationship:

  • How long have they been together?
  • They've been together for two years.
  • Sheila and Don are no longer together. They split up last week.
  • Pat and Kelly are always together.
  • How can they stand being together if they're always fighting?

We also use the word "together" when gathering things or when joining two or more parts of something:

  • The kids put the puzzle together.
  • We need to get some money together.
  • Do you want to eat together for lunch?
  • Get your clothes together. We're leaving now.

When things match or are of the same color or style, we say they "go together."

  • That jacket and that tie go well together.
  • Polka dots and stripes don't go together.

When someone is able or unable to do something well or remain in control of one's emotions, you can use "together" like this:

  • She couldn't keep herself together during the funeral and started crying.
  • You've got to get your act together. (You have to change your bad behavior.)
  • Abe was unable to get it together at work, so they fired him.
  • Terry has put herself together, and now she's very successful. (She changed her bad habits and now everything is okay.)

 

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