Ice forms when water drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius. The word "ice" is usually used as a noun.
- Ice helps to keep things cold.
- Do you like ice in your drink?
- Jim likes to drink Pepsi with lots of ice.
- Be careful! There’s ice on the road.
- Sandy put a bag of ice on her leg after she fell.
The word "ice" is often used with other nouns to form compound nouns (two nouns used together):
The word "icy" is the adjective form of "ice."
- The roads are icy this morning. (They’re covered with ice.)
- If the sidewalk is icy, you might slip and fall.
- Mary gave the man an icy stare when he made an inappropriate remark.
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May 25, 2013