phase out: meaning and explanation
to phase something out = to gradually remove or eliminate something over a period of time. e.g. I’m afraid the company has decided to phase out the free gym membership scheme. You’ll still be able to use your cards until they expire, but after this they will not be renewed.
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About the sentence
Apparently is a word we can use to introduce something which we have heard, but which we are not sure is true or correct. This is a useful word for introducing gossip. e.g. Apparently, Jim is going to propose to Linda next weekend.
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Here are some questions/links to help you learn the new vocabulary:
- Can you think of an example of something which has been phased out in your country?
- Is there anything that you think should be phased out?