English word of the day: IMPLORE

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Hi students! It’s Shayna from EspressoEnglish.net and I’ve got our final verb of the day before we move on to adjectives tomorrow. It’s implore – repeat it after me – im-PLORE.

To implore means to beg, to ask for something with a lot of emotion and desire. Let’s say there’s a snowstorm outside and the roads are very dangerous, but my husband wants to go out for a drive. I might implore him not to go. I ask very passionately because I strongly want him to stay home and not risk a car accident.

A quick note on sentence structure – you can implore someone to do something / not to do something. I implored my husband not to drive on the icy roads. John’s friends implored him to look for a better job.

Or you can implore the thing you’re requesting. So if I have a fight with my best friend, I could implore forgiveness. If I’m failing a class and I desperately need help, I could implore assistance from a classmate; I ask for assistance with great emotion and sincerity.

Have you ever implored something? Or has someone else implored you to do or not to do something? Write your own example sentence using this verb of the day. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll talk to you tomorrow!


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