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March 19, 2015 Word of the Day

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To be safe is to be free from something that can harm you. The opposite of the word "safe" is "dangerous" or "unsafe."

In these examples, the word "safe" is an adjective:

  • Your money is safe in a bank.
  • A shelter keeps people safe.
  • Daniel feels safe when he’s at school.
  • That small boat doesn’t look very safe.
  • Some parts of the world just aren’t safe enough for tourists.
  • Do you feel safe where you live?
  • Mohammed is a safe driver.
  • Be safe.

The word "safely" is an adverb. Remember, an adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb:

  • Mohammed drives safely.
  • Walk safely across the street.
  • If you don’t play sports safely, you might be hurt.

The word "safety" is a noun:

  • We are concerned about his safety.
  • The police work to support public safety.
  • The safety of the neighborhood is now in doubt following the shooting last night.

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When the word "safe" is a noun, it describes a place where money is kept:

  • The business keeps the money it makes in a safe until they have a chance to go to a bank.
  • Some people have a safe in their homes.
  • He keeps important documents and stock certificates in a safe.

He’s standing on a safe.

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