WOTW: era

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - era

“Era” is a noun. It has one central meaning and is used to talk about history. Let’s look at some example sentences:

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The noun “Era” means a long and clear period of history.

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+ His resignation marked the end of an era at the club.

+ He worked as a lawyer during one of the most turbulent eras of British history.

+ Marilyn Monroe became a popular cultural icon who defined that era of American history.

+ The company struggled to update its working practices for the digital era.

+ As you walk around the city you can see architecture from many eras of European history.

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In a similar way “era” is used to date periods of history from a particular event.

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+ Many traditions that we now follow are from the Victorian era.

+ Gold coins were discovered dating from the Byzantine and Islamic eras.

+ During the Edo era, Japan was largely closed to foreigners.

+ Myths of a solar hero can be seen in many ancient civilisations before the Christian era.

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“Era” is also used to talk about very long geological time periods.

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+ The fossils are from two different eras, the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic.

+ We are currently in what is called the Cenozoic Era which covers the last 66 million years of earth’s history.

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The pronunciation is /ˈɪərə/.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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