book

 

Learn English  
 

Blue Level

 
 

Red Level

 
 

Yellow Level

 
 

Green Level

 
 

Purple Level

 
 

Orange Level

 
 

Violet Level

 
 

Video Lessons

 
 

Links

 
 

American Speech

 
 

Chat

 
 

How to Learn

 
 

Vocabulary

 
 

U.S. Citizenship

 
 

Reading

 

 

 

 


 


combine

 

To combine things or people is to put them together:

  • The members of the team combined their efforts to win the football game.
  • Larissa and Alie are combining their talent and knowledge in the formation of a new company.
  • Hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water.
  • The members of the family combine their income to pay household expenses.

The adjective form of this word is "combined."

  • Jim and Tina have a combined income of over "$60,000.
  • The partners' combined efforts contributed to their success.
  • Their combined years of experience gave them a great advantage over their competitors.

The word "combination" is a noun:

  • Milk and cookies are a great combination.
  • Cake and carbonated beverages are not a good combination.
  • A combination of luck and talent gave Sheryl the opportunity of a career in the music business.
  • Guns and alcohol are a deadly combination.
  • The combination of iron, carbon, and some other elements produces steel.

steel production steel production

 

Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.

 

October 15, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2017 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.