WOTW: issue

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - issue


Issue” is usually a noun with two different meanings as well as a verb. Let’s have a look.


The first meaning of the noun “issue” is an important topic or problem that needs to be talked about.


+ Greta Thunberg has done a lot to raise awareness of climate change issues.

+ It is an issue we need to discuss more thoroughly.

+ The environment is now a major consumer issue.

+ This is really sensitive issue that needs to be handled with care.

+ He has some emotional issues that he needs to deal with.


The second meaning of the noun “issue” is the action of suppling something for use or sale.


+ The April issue has an interview with Shohei Ohtani.

+ The company will launch a share issue in the autumn.

+ We will send you your first issue of the triplo newsletter next week.

+ Please check the date of issue of the insurance policy.

+ I’m really looking forward to the Christmas Issue.


The meaning of the verb “issue” is to supply something for use or sale.


+ The central bank issued a series of government bonds.

+ The police are going to issue a warrant for his arrest.

+ Everyone was issued with a gas mask and a helmet.

+ The CEO issued a statement to the press.

+ When you complete the course, a certificate will be issued.


The pronunciation is / ˈɪsjuː /.


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.


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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