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 March 14, 2012 - Word of the Day: ad


The word "ad" is short for "advertisement." Ads appear in newspapers, in magazines, on TV (called "commercials"), on the internet, and in many other places where a business or an organization is trying to get the attention of the general public.

  • At this time of year, there are a lot of political ads on TV.
  • Banner ads and ad links are popular on the internet.
  • You can buy ad space in a telephone directory to help promote your business.
  • People who work for ad agencies are in the business of advertising.
  • There's an ad in the newspaper for a sale at Macy's.
  • My neighbor found his job through the help wanted ads online.
  • Restaurants that need new workers often put ads in the newspaper.

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