August 13, 2011
- exemplary (adjective)
- What does it mean?
- : deserving to be imitated : commendable
- How do you use it?
- Mara's exemplary performance in the theater camp's summer play was enjoyed and admired by everyone.
- Are you a word wiz?
One of our writers is trying to stump you! One of the following sentences uses "exemplary" incorrectly. Which one is it?Sentences A, B, and C are excellent examples of the right way to use "exemplary." Sentence D, on the other hand, is a dud. "Exemplary" is an adjective, not a verb. Need a trick to help you use "exemplary" correctly? Remember that "exemplary" means about the same thing as "excellent." If you can substitute "excellent" for "exemplary" in a sentence without changing the meaning, you've probably got a sentence that uses it properly.