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slight

 

The word "slight" is an adjective that refers to a small amount or a small degree:

  • There was a slight change in the temperature. It went from 12 degrees to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • A slight difference in their travel plans meant that they would arrive in Paris an hour earlier.
  • The post office is asking for a slight increase in the price of a stamp. It will go up by a penny.
  • There will be a slight delay at the airport.

The adverb form of this word is "slightly."

  • The temperature changed slightly.
  • It became slightly warmer. (It became a little warmer.)
  • Ted's left foot is slightly larger than his right foot.
  • Our plane was slightly delayed.
  • The cake with the strawberries is slightly sweeter than the other one.
cake another cake
The cake on the left is slightly sweeter.

 

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January 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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