28 / 10 / 2004

NEWS: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's word is: news It means: information about something that has happened recently. News can be personal or general. It is an uncountable noun and is often used with the article the: the news, some news, any news. Example 1: Have you heard the news? Harry and Sally are getting married! Example 2: I can't watch the news. It always depresses me. Some other related expressions to news are: Newsflash: an important piece of news that interrupts a regular television or radio broadcast; it's usually only a few minutes long. Example 3: Last night they interrupted all of the television programming with a newsflash about a hurricane warning. Newsstand: a place in the street where you can buy newspapers and magazines. Example 4: I've noticed that there are many more newsstands in Spain than in Canada. If you want to practice more English, perhaps there are English newspapers on sale at your local newsstand. If you have any questions about this word, please contact me. Have an excellent day!

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