WOTW: quality

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - quality

 

Quality” is a noun with two meanings. It can sometimes be an adjective. Let’s have look.

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The first meaning of the noun “quality” is the standard of something compared to other similar things; or the level of excellence of something.

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+ We are trying to improve the quality of our products and services.

+ This is terrible quality; it broke very easily.

+ They proved better quality lessons than most other schools.

+ I think quality is more important than quantity in most cases.

+ The material is extremely high quality.

+ The picture quality on this phone is not so good.

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The second meaning of the noun “quality” is a feature or characteristic that someone or something has.

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+ She demonstrates good leadership qualities.

+ This plant has medicinal qualities.

+ This tune has an Asian quality to it.

+ He might be lacking in many other qualities, but he has courage.

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It is informal, but as an adjective “quality” means excellent.

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+ He is a quality musician.

+ That was a quality match.

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The pronunciation is / ˈkwɒlɪti /.

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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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