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03 / 04 / 2006

TO SWEAR (1): meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope all of you had a good weekend. Today's word is: to swear (verb) It is used with various meanings and expressions, and over the next few days we will look at some different uses of this verb. Meaning 1: to say words that are offensive, for example when you are angry at someone. I don't know why, but swear words are often the first words learned by English students (and my six-year old son). We often refer to swear words as four-letter words, since many of them have four letters in them (for example, "shit", "fuck", "damn", etc.). Example 1: David: Shit! I forgot to bring my umbrella and it looks like it's going to rain. Matthew: Okay, but you don't have to swear about it. Example 2: I really like Jason, but sometimes he swears a lot in situations where it's not very appropriate. The other day in a Departmental meeting, he used three or four very offensive four-letter words; I don't think the boss liked it at all. Example 3 Damn it! Can you please shut up! ...I'm sorry...I didn't mean to get angry and swear; I'm just a little nervous about the meeting tomorrow. If you have any questions about today's word, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy the rest of your day!