There are two ways to use the word "bark." The first is for the sound that a dog makes. Dogs bark. The second use of this word is for the material that covers the outside of a tree. Most trees are covered with bark.

Here are some examples of ways to use the word "bark" in a sentence:

dog He’s barking.

  • That dog won’t stop barking.
  • He’s barking because he’s protecting his territory.
  • It’s really annoying to hear a dog bark all the time.
  • People who own dogs need to train their dogs so that they don’t bark all the time.
  • His bark is worse than his bite. (This is an expression. It means that he sounds dangerous, but in reality he won’t hurt you.)
  • You’re barking up the wrong tree. (This is also an expression. It means that you have made a mistake in whatever it is you are trying to pursue.)

bark on a tree bark

  • The bark on this tree protects it from insects and animals.
  • Without the bark, the tree would die.
  • Some trees are valued for their beautiful bark.
  • Bark develops cracks and crevices as it expands with the growth of the tree.

For more practice with the word "bark,"

go to this Think in English exercise.

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January 2, 2020