A person who is in danger is exposed to a harmful experience, but may or may not be harmed.

  • Yolanda is in danger of losing her job.
  • Roy is in danger of losing his life to cancer.
  • Police officers are often in danger of getting killed.
  • Teenagers who drive recklessly put themselves in danger.
  • The dangers of smoking are well known by the general public.
  • Some people get a thrill from danger.
  • There’s a little bit of danger that we face every day.
  • Danger comes in many different forms.

The word "dangerous" is an adjective:

  • A gun is a dangerous weapon.
  • Prisons hold dangerous people.
  • Smoking is dangerous to your health.
  • Military conflicts put soldiers into dangerous situations.
  • Some areas of Iraq and Syria are very dangerous right now.

The word "dangerously" is an adverb:

  • Yolanda is dangerously close to losing her job.
  • My car is dangerously close to running out of gas.
  • Cheesecake is dangerously delicious. (It’s very delicious but don’t eat too much of it!)

dangerout situation

Driving on a flooded road is dangerous.

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Date of publication: November 4, 2016