To attend something is to go to a place and participate in or watch an activity. Here are some examples:
- We’re going to attend a concert tonight.
- Oscar attended a funeral for a friend of his.
- Maria has attended several weddings this year.
- If you don’t attend class, the teacher won’t keep your name on the roster.
- Joseph tries to attend conferences that are related to his work as a doctor.
- Jennifer has a meeting to attend this morning.
The word "attendance" is a noun.
- Students with poor attendance usually don’t do well in school.
- It’s important to have good attendance.
- Victoria has perfect attendance so far this year. (She hasn’t missed any classes.)
- How’s your attendance record?
- Attendance at company meetings is mandatory.
- Attendance at our local movie theater dropped so much that it was forced to close.
- The play that opened last month is so popular that it has broken all attendance records.
An attendant is a person who provides service:
She’s a flight attendant.
- When you travel by plane, a flight attendant will bring you something to eat or drink.
- A gas station attendant monitors customer activity at gas pumps.
- Bathroom attendants make sure the public bathrooms are always clean.
- A locker room attendant works at a country club and makes sure that members’ needs are taken care of.
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March 26, 2019