Context clues are clues an author gives to help you understand a difficult word. The clues may appear in the same sentence or preceding sentences. The clue could come as an example, an antonym, or a synonym.
Context Clues can help you improve your vocabulary and aid in interpreting word meaning.
The following are the most frequently encountered context clues:
- Direct explanation
- Reflection of a mood
- Explanation through example
- Comparison or contrast
- Familiar expression
- Words in a series
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