tion, speak of, refer to, say in passing; utter, speak, say, express, give one's opinion; verbalize, articulate, put into words, present, put forth, communicate, convey; vocalize, voice, speak up or out, come out with, give mouth to, SI. mouth off; state, declare, enunciate, pronounce, allege, assert, aver, asseverate; Inf make a crack, Inf. make a wisecrack, give a smart answer, reply, respond.
2. note, take note of, notice; perceive, see, view, observe, watch, look at, regard; heed, pay heed to, pay attention to, mind, mark, make a note of, give some thought to.
3. comment, mention, reference; utterance, saying, thing to say, expression, sentence, phrase, word; statement, declaration, averment, asseveration, pronouncement, enunciation, assertion, allegation.
-n. 4. remarking, notice, regard, mind, thought, attention, heed, note, observation, perception, percept. remarkable, adj. 1. extraordinary, unusual, different, uncommon, rare, singular, exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, Inf. one for the books; unique, distinct, peculiar, odd, strange, curious.
2. striking, impressive, imposing, majestic, grand, august, stately, dignified; large, big, substantial, considerable; awesome, awe-inspiring, lofty, wondrous, marvelous, prodigious; stupendous, amazing, astounding, astonishing, surprising, shocking; incredible, SI. unreal, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimaginable, unthinkable, unheard-of; overwhelming, overpowering, indescribable, inexpressible, ineffable, unspeakable, unutterable; fantastic, miraculous, fabulous, Inf great, Inf super, Inf. super-duper, superb, splendid, magnificent, wonderful, Inf. smashing.
3. superlative, unequaled, matchless, unmatched, unparalleled, nonpareil, Fr. sans pareil; unsurpassed, unexcelled, second to none, Latin, nulli secundus; unprecedented, a first; unrivaled, incomparable, inimitable; supreme, Latin, ne plus ultra, paramount, preeminent, superior, sovereign, transcendent; sublime, consummate, perfect, Sl. the living end; best, finest, greatest, highest, prime, select, choicest; excellent, first-rate, of the first order, capital, Inf tiptop, Inf. A-l, Inf. A number 1, first-class, classic.
4. notable, noteworthy, signal, outstanding, noticeable, marked; memorable, unforgettable, Sl. hell of a, special, particular, especial; important, on the map, significant, momentous, meaningful, worthy of notice.
5. conspicuous, obvious, evident, manifest, patent, apparent, ostensible; blatant, bold, overt, obtrusive, flagrant, glaring, egregious; prominent, in bold relief, salient, pronounced, marked; visible, seeable, showing, discernible, perceptible, perceivable; plain, clear, unmistakable, lucid, plain as day, plain as the nose on one's face, distinct, clear-cut, explicit.
remediable, adj. curable, medicable, healable, treatable, reparable, mendable; amendable, emendable, rectifiable, correctable, fixable, restorable; recoverable, retrievable, reclaimable, redeemable; corrigible, reformable, improvable.
remedial, adj. corrective, reparative, reparatory, mending, restorative, restoring, restitutive, restitutory, recuperative, recuperatory; curative, therapeutic, medicinal, Rare, medical, tonic, curing, healing, sanative, sanatory; beneficial, advantageous, helpful, salutary, healthy, healthful, good, good for you, wholesome.
My Account / Test History
Most children in England and Wales follow this route in the state system (= free education).
• You go to school (as a pupil to study) and go to university (as a student to study). You don’t use the definite article ‘the’ here. Other expressions like this are go to bed (to sleep); go into hospital (when you are ill); go to church (to pray / to worship).
• In some areas of the UK there are not many grammar schools.
• There are also public schools. In fact, these are private, and parents pay to send their children there. Some are expensive. About 5% of the population go to public schools.
A school timetable
Maths is an abbreviation of mathematics.
As you can see, the pupils have five lessons every day, and altogether they do (= study) eleven subjects a week plus Physical Education (PE). Every morning they have a twenty-minute break. There are three terms (= periods of continuous work) in a school year, and the timetable changes every year.
Note: Some words in English which end in ‘s’ look plural, but in fact they are singular: Maths isn’t my favourite subject, and physics is very difficult.
Most nouns of this type refer to subjects; other examples are economics and politics.