June 10, 2012 - Word of the Day
When something improves or increases, there is a "gain." You can use this word as a noun or as a verb.
This is how you can use "gain" as a verb:
- You can gain a lot of knowledge by going to school.
- Jeremy gained some new friends when he joined the soccer club.
- Hilda feels like she's gaining her strength back after a serious illness.
- Your teacher has gained a lot of weight in the last couple of years. (This is a bad thing!)
- What have you gained from all of your hard work?
This is how you can use "gain" as a noun:
- There have been a lot of gains in the area of reading among the students.
- Many gains have been made over the years by women in the workplace.
- Gains from their investments were impressive. (A "gain," in this case, could be an increase in value or an improvement in a situation.)
- Our gains outweighed our losses last year, so we made a profit.
Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.