VCR LESSON 4 PRESENTATION

by Matthew Tran

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Some people find background music to be _________ when studying, while others find background music to be distracting.
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WORD

conducive

adj.
Promoting; contributing (used with to); helpful

ROOT

con- is the Latin prefix that means together/with

duc,duct is the Latin root that means to lead

ORIGIN

First known use was in 1646

conduce + -ive
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SYNONYMS

  • favorable
  • useful
  • productive
  • beneficial
  • advantageous
  • causative

ANTONYMS

  • useless
  • hindering
  • adverse
  • discouraging
  • unconstructive

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a) The conducive donation from Bobby BoRounds extended the life of the cancer patient.
b) Her dedicated studying was conducive to her superb grades.
c) The little boy's temper tantrum was not conducive for convincing his mother to buy him a new dog.
d) The conducive material was used to light the fire.

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THE CORRECT ANSWER IS D. CONDUCIVE AND CONDUCTIVE ARE NOT TO BE MIXED UP. CONDUCTIVE RELATES TO HEAT OR ELECTRICITY.