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09 / 03 / 2007

TO MATTER (Revision): meaning and examples

Good morning!

Yesterday we looked at the noun matter and today we look at the verb to matter, which is also a revision of a Daily Vitamin sent back in November of 2003.

To matter means: to be important. It is often used with the 'dummy' pronoun 'it' (it matters), especially in questions and negative statements when you are talking about whether something is important.

Example 1:
Making sure that our students learn English matters to us; it's very important to us.

Example 2:
Speaker 1: Does it matter if I don't come to the meeting tomorrow? I have a lot of work to do.
Speaker 2: Yes, it does matter; we're going to talk about next year's budget. Please don't miss it.

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