February 9, 2015 - Word of the Day
To inform is to give knowledge. This word is similar to the word "tell," however, "inform" expresses a certain level of seriousness.
- The company informed its employees that it was going to close.
- Diane's doctor informed her of her illness.
- The residents of the area need to be informed of upcoming construction projects. (This sentence shows an infinitive in the passive voice.)
- The occupants of the building were informed of a gas leak. (This sentence is in the passive voice, past tense.)
- The company is informing everyone of the new policy.
The word "information" is a noncount noun:
- How much information do you need?
- There is some information available at the kiosk.
- Witnesses provided the police with some important information regarding the explosion.
- The city has some very important information to pass along to residents. (pass along = give)
- We made sure everyone got the information.
- Thanks for the information!
- A bulletin board is a place where people post information.
A popular and short form for the word "information" is "info."
- Thanks for the info.
- Do you have any info on this?
- Did the box for the phone contain any info?
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