August 6, 2012 - Word of the Day
A race is a competition. You can use this word for sporting events or business activities These sentences and questions use "race" as a noun:
- There's a 400 meter race today.
- The race ended in a tie. (tie = two invididuals or teams have the same score or the same time.)
- How long is this race?
- How many people are running in the race?
- Who won the race?
These sentences use "race" as a verb:
- It's fun to watch horses race.
- A couple of children raced each other across the beach.
- If she races with the wind at her back, she'll probably win.
The word "race" can also be used when a group of people are determined to solve a problem or find a solution:
- Scientists are racing to find a cure for cancer.
- Firefighters raced against time when putting out the fire.
- It feels like I'm always racing around on the weekend to get things done.
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