example

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪgˈzɑːmpəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪgˈzæmpəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ig zampəl, -zäm-)


Inflections of 'example' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
examples
v 3rd person singular
exampling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
exampled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
exampled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
example
‘example’
If something has the typical features of a particular kind of thing, you can say that it is an example of that kind of thing.
It's a very fine example of traditional architecture.
This is yet another example of poor management.
When someone mentions an example of a particular kind of thing, you say that they are giving an example of that kind of thing.
Could you give me an example?
Let me give you an example of the sort of thing that happens.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘says an example’.
‘for example’
When you mention an example of something, you often say for example.
Switzerland, for example, has four official languages.
There must be some discipline in the home. For example, I do not allow my daughter to play with my computer.
Be careful
Don't say ‘by example’.
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