The Word “Base”

(Word-Transformation Vocabulary)

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The Arrows Above Point To The “Base” Of Each Object

  —  The word “Base” — and it’s various transformation — is an example of what I refer to as: “Unique Word-Transformation Vocabulary” for The TOEFL Exam.  In-other-words — these are words which have many different transformations — and are at the level of English which you will be expected to know if you attend an English-Speaking University.

However —  This is different than “Functional TOEFL Vocabulary” (words which likely to appear in the Instructions, and/or Questions within-the exam).  But “Word-Transformation Vocabulary” — although it may not appear in The TOEFL Exam — is still “good to learn” because of what I wrote above — and because when you learn how certain words change form — it helps you to comprehend OTHER words without having to look them up in a dictionary.  😉

“Base” – (/bays/ – /beiːs/) | [abstract & concrete noun]…

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The “Base” Of The Great Pyramid At Giza Is 230.34 Meters Long On Each Side

“Based” – (/bay-s[t]/ – /beiː.s[t]/) | [adjective]…

  • Having Been Built Upon A “Base” — (definition)
  • Derived From — (common usage)

“The professor’s discussion is based on the topic of bird migration.

“Basic” – (/BAY-sih-[k]/ – /ˈbeiː.sə(ɪ).[k]/) | [adjective]…

  • Having The Quality Of, Or Functioning As The Base Of Something (the foundation), Or A Base FOR Something (foundational).

“To succeed on The TOEFL iBT Exam, you need to have MORE than a basic comprehension of English Grammar.

“Basically” – (/BAY-sihk-lee/ – /ˈbeiː.sə(ɪ)k.liː/) | [adverb]…

  • Used to refer to the quality of state of something being “Basic” (fundamental or foundational).

“Basically, what the professor is speaking about is…

(used in this way — the word “basically” implies that you will be speaking about the most important point and not referring to un-necessary details.)

“Basis” – (/BAY-sih-s/ – /ˈbeiː.sə(ɪ).s/) | [abstract noun]…

  • That which forms the “Base” of something.

“The basis of the discussion today is on the statistical proof that ‘Affirmative Action’ is FAR-more prejudiced than the so-called ‘systems of oppression’ that is was supposedly set up to replace.”

“The groups which refer to themselves as ‘Social Justice Warriors’ have shown, on a continuing basis, to be either complete liars and/or to be amazingly un-educated.”

As you can see the different forms of these words, all have a common element, and that is the “foundation”, “starting point”, or “elementary” principle.  However, the way that they can be used in sentences varies a bit from one word form to the next.

And although the root-word “Base” may or may not appear in the exam — the other forms of the word could very-well be in any of the Reading PassagesLectures, or Conversations throughout the exam.  And it is very likely that you may need to use one of the transformations of this word in your own Speaking or Writing responses on the exam.

That is why it is important that you know the meaning of the words “Base”, “Based”, “Bases”, “Basic”, “Basically”, & “Basis” — and their proper usage & pronunciation before you take The TOEFL iBT Exam

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