Saturday, July 21, 2007


Vocabulary building is important for both reading comprehension and writing. Use the following two words (note the part of speech) in one sentence.

malcontent (noun) + diffident (adjective)

Correct answers will be saved to the Blog archive.


karine said...

Although she was diffident, the malcontent girl decided to talk to the manager about the situation.

Veronica Baig said...

Karine: the use of "diffident" is good, but you have used "malcontent" as an adjective instead of a noun. In English, it has to be a noun.

Irena said...

Sheila, diffident a malcontent by nature kept quiet in the meeting.

Adam said...

Veronica: I disagree that malcontent has to be a noun. Could you please explain.

Veronica Baig said...

Irena: I'm having difficulty with your sentence--can you try again please?
Adam: You are right, I over-generalized. Malcontent is usually a noun in English; the adjective use would be unusual. For the purpose of this exercise, you are asked to use it as a noun.