The Meaning of THOROUGH – THOROUGH In a Sentence

The Meaning of THOROUGH – THOROUGH In a Sentence

By combining pictures with sentence examples, it will be easy to remember the definition and meaning of THOROUGH and how to use it naturally in various contexts.

This video provides 3 illustrated examples. Take a moment to look at the picture, then listen and read the sentence example. Then make sure you understand the sentence. Look up in a dictionary any other words you do not understand.

At the end of the video, common collocations are listed in which the word THOROUGH is often found. You will also find a list of common synonyms.

Here is a transcript of the video: “The Meaning of THOROUGH”

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The word THOROUGH is an adjective
It’s pronounced:
THUR◦uh (British English)
THUR◦o (American English) with stress on the 1st syllable.
Definition: complete, including every detail, very accurate or careful

The clipart shows a boy examining something carefully with a magnifying glass.

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Let’s consider 3 illustrated sentence examples for the word THOROUGH. Then later in the video we will learn a number of synonyms, and finally a group of common collocations. This section will really help your English fluency.

Slide 4:
The picture shows a woman holding a basket of household cleaning products.

The sentence reads: She gives her apartment a thorough clean every Thursday.

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In the picture we see an airplane which has crashed into a house.

Sentence example: After a thorough investigation, it was concluded that the crash resulted mainly from icing of the wings.

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Next we see a photograph of two university students concentrating on a task, in front of a laptop computer.

The sentence reads: Two students at Solent Creatives, an agency of Solent University, UK, do thorough research for a new start-up opportunity.

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THOROUGH means: complete, including every detail, very accurate or careful
Synonyms include:
complete
detailed
meticulous
comprehensive
careful
painstaking

Slide 8:
Common Collocations
thorough analysis
thorough review
thorough investigation
thorough search
thorough examination
thorough coverage
thorough clean

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