To report something is to give information. This word is used by business, government, organizations, schools, and the media when putting together statistics and ideas.
- TV anchors report the news.
- A meteorologist reports on the weather.
- A sports announcer reports sports results.
- A traffic monitor reports the driving conditions on streets and highways.
- A reporter may work for a newspaper, a magazine, a website, a radio station, or a television station.
This word is often used for serious situations:
- I’m going to report this to the police.
- An incident in the office was reported to the supervisor.
- The deaths of six young people from Ireland is being reported in the news today.
- Witnesses reported what they saw to the authorities.
- I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to report this.
- Todd was required to report for active duty (He is a member of the military.)
- Jane has to report for work tomorrow.
The word "report" is often used as a noun. The purpose of a report is to understand how well or how poorly something functions.
- Did you read the report?
- I have to file a report.
- The report shows that sales took a hit last quarter.
- A recent report on the economy shows improving conditions in almost every area.
- We’re working on a report for a project at work.
- Bob is working on a report for school.
- Fartun has to turn in a book report on a book that she read.
He’s looking over the report.
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June 17, 2015