To include is to be a part of something or to make a thing or a person a member of a group.

  • There are five people in my family, including me.
  • The company tried to include as many people as possible in their decision-making process.
  • Our school includes many students from North Africa.
  • The total cost for the purchase of the car included tax.
  • The monthly cost for owning a car includes gas, insurance, and maintenance.
  • The position you are applying for includes a lot of physical labor.
  • Does this include batteries? (Are batteries part of the purchase?)
  • Are instructions included for this device?
  • There’s too much sugar included in this recipe. You can cut back on the sugar. (reduce the sugar)
  • If your diet includes a lot of salt, you could develop some health problems.
  • It’s a good idea to include fruit and vegetables as a part of your daily diet.

group of people

The word "inclusive" is an adjective.

  • American society tries to be inclusive by inviting people to participate in all sorts of activities.
  • The church we joined is very welcoming and inclusive.

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December 10, 2015