#EngVocab Extant, Extent, and Extend

Good evening, Fellas! How are you today? I’m feeling a bit under the weather lately, but I hope you are all doing well!

To the extent of my knowledge, to extend our comprehension in history we have to read a lot of old but extant manuscripts.

That sentence above has three similar and yet different words which we will discuss shortly in #EngVocab: Extant, Extent, and Extend.

Extant is an adjective. It means “still alive” or “still in existence” or “surviving”, especially of a document. #EngVocab

Its synonyms are: existing, surviving. Ex: Have you read the Shakespeare’s Othello original script that is still extant? #EngVocab

Meanwhile, extent is a noun. It means “an area, space, or range that is covered or affected by something.” #EngVocab

Its synonyms are: amount, breadth, degree, measure, size. #EngVocab

Example: To some extent, asserting verbal aggression in debates is tolerable. #EngVocab

Extend is a verb. It could mean “to make longer” or “to hold (something) out to someone” #EngVocab

Its synonyms are: broaden, prolong, stretch, enlarge, enhance, etc. #EngVocab

Example: Please extend your arms while you’re being thoroughly checked. #EngVocab

Now, let’s do some pop quiz! Fill in the blank with the correct words that we’ve learned today.

  1. The detective cannot do anything about the murder because it’s outside the …… of her jurisdiction. (extent)
  2. I’m sorry I was sick for the past few days, can I …… the deadline by a couple of days? (Extend)
  3. Although died on a very young age, Hermann Rorschach’s ink blot test is still ….. and relevant. (extant)

That’s it for today, Fellas! Thank you for joining me in this session and don’t forget to check our website englishtips4u.com! See ya!

Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 18 November 2016.

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