An event is a thing that happens. Sometimes it’s important. Sometimes it’s recreational. Some events are scheduled while other events are spontaneous and unexpected.
- We have a special event planned for next week.
- The city is hosting an event for people with disabilities.
- Are there any upcoming events in your community?
- An unfortunate event occurred which caused the company to change its plans.
- Event planners pay attention to the choice of a location, the time of day or evening, and the type of people who are likely to attend the event.
- There are hundreds of different sporting events at the Summer Olympics. (sporting event = a category within a sport or a type of sport)
- The 400 meter freestyle is a popular swimming event.
- What is your favorite sporting event?
- Soccer is a popular sporting event.
- In the event of rain, the game will be played at another time. (in the event of = in case of; if)
- In any event, the game will be played eventually. (in any event = no matter what)
Sometimes an event is a very serious situation in which someone experiences a physical problem:
- Rudolph had another event involving his heart. (event = episode)
- Too many events like that one will require that he be hospitalized for observation.
- We’re crossing our fingers and hoping that there will not be a reoccurrence of this event.
Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.
August 7, 2016