November 20, 2012
- inherent (adjective)
- What does it mean?
- : belonging to or being a part of the nature of a person or thing
- How do you use it?
- What she lacked in inherent basketball skill, Alicia made up for by practicing daily.
- Are you a word wiz?
Our writers have been practicing how to use "inherent" in a sentence. Which sentence shows that one of them is a natural word wiz?If you picked D, you must have some inherent word skills! Sentence D is the only one that uses "inherent" as an adjective that describes something that is part of the nature of a person or thing. Sentence A uses "inherent" as a verb--the writer probably meant to use the word "inherit." Although sentence B uses "inherent" as an adjective, it doesn't correctly reflect the meaning of the word. Sentence C uses "inherent" to describe the verb "waiting," which means it's being used as an adverb instead of as an adjective.