Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Vocabulary Builder: approach


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approach (verb)

  • Meaning: to come near (or nearer) to.
    • This may be physical (to approach a town) or mental (to approach an agreement).
  • Verb forms: approach, approaches, approached, approaching
  • Noun form: (plural: approaches) approach, the act of drawing near (the flight was on approach"); the way of doing something ("an approach to improved health").
  • Adjectives:
    • approachable: able to be approached
    • unapproachable: unable to be approached


Place the correct form of "approach" in each sentence. Correct answers are in the first comment below.

  1. A smile and a friendly manner will make you seem more ________.
  2. Ladies and gentlemen, we are ________ our final destination.
  3. If you ________ a problem correctly, you're halfway to a solution.
  4. I'm afraid to talk to my teacher. He's so ________!
  5. If a grizzly bear ________ you, don't run! Lie down and "play dead."
  6. If you are ________ by a salesman on the street, smile politely and pass by without speaking.
  7. Let's try a different ________.

  1. approach
  2. approaches
  3. approached
  4. approaching
  5. approachable
  6. unapproachable

1 comment:

  1. Answers to the Practice: 1. e; 2. d; 3. a; 4. f; 5. b; 6. c; 7. a