VCR 7 Presentation

Katie Sutcliffe

Choose the Best Word from Lesson 7

The departments have been ________ under a single manager.
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subsume (tr.v.)

to place in a larger category or under a general heading or principle



mid 16th century (in the sense ‘subjoin, add’): from medieval Latin subsumere, from sub-‘from below’ and sumere ‘take.’ The current sense dates from the early 19th century.
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  • classify
  • contain
  • incorporate


  • exclude

choose the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly

a. Algebra I and Geometry have been subsumed into Math II.

b. Red, green, and yellow are subsumed under the category of "primary colors."

c. She subsumed the hamburger into her stomach.

d. In binomial nomenclature, species are subsumed into genera, which are put into families, and so on.

The correct answer is c