March 6, 2014 - Word of the Day: finance
The word "finance" is often used when doing business. Whether you receive money or provide it, this word is good to know.
These sentences use "finance" as a verb:
- We need to finance a new car. (We need to get money from a lender, such as a bank.)
- The bank is going to help us finance the purchase.
- The mortgage was financed at an interest rate of five percent.
- The city is financing the construction of a new parking garage. (This sentence is in the present continuous tense.)
You often hear the word "finance" used as a noun in the plural form.
- How are your finances? (you money situation)
- The company's finances are a mess. (It's hard to understand the flow of money, in or out.)
- After college, Jimmy hopes to enter the world of high finance. (high finance = a big bank that
- An accountant can give you very good advice about managing your finances.
The word "financial" is an adjective:
- Their financial situation isn't very good.
- A financial advisor can help them figure out how to save for the future.
- The financial world thought very little of the corporation's second quarter results. (financial world = investors, banks, decision makers, etc.)
- Edna decided not to marry Fernando because she doubted his financial stability.
- Their financial house is not in order. (financial house = the financial condition)
The word "financially" is an adverb:
- The country is financially stable. (It's doing well.)
- They're very well off financially. (They have a lot of money.)
His company's finances are in good shape.
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