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Context Clues: Example Sentences
||Projectiles include those items that are shot forward such as a cannon shell, bullet, or rocket.
Using the example clue, the word projectiles in this sentence means
| things put down|
things shot forward
| things hurt|
||The professor was a favorite among the students at the college. His sagacity was helpful to them as they pursued their degrees. The professor was known to use his experience, insight, and common sense to help students pursue their education.
Using the example clue, the word sagacity in this sentence means
||Famous conquistadors include Cortes, who conquered Aztec Mexico and Pizarro, who conquered Inca Peru.
Using the example clue, the word conquistadors in this sentence means
||A sleuth, such as Sherlock Holmes, can be very helpful in solving crimes.
Using the example clue, the word sleuth in this sentence means
| senior citizen|
||Zack was a good at many sports. He excelled in swimming, running, horsemanship, fencing, and target shooting. He decided to compete in the pentathlon rather than having to choose one of the events.
Using the example clue, the word pentathlon in this sentence means
| competition with two events|
competition with eight events
| competition with ten events|
competition with five events