When you "add" something, you increase the total amount. You can use this verb when combining amounts (addition), or you can use "add" when putting things together.
- If you add eight and seven together you get 15.
- If you add five dollars to the money that’s on the table already, you’ll have twenty-five dollars.
- Can you add large numbers together in your head, or do you need to do that on paper?
- There are a few things I have to add to this shopping list.
- Add up these numbers and what do you get?
- We’d like to add our support to your organization.
- Our neighbors added more space to their house when they built their addition.
- Kevin has a lot knowledge and skills that he can add to our company if we hire him.
- Do you have anything to add to what has already been said? (add = say more)
- Carol added some comments about the website that she visited.
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Published on March 15, 2012.