What Does Context Mean In An Essay


  1. #119-Apr-2009, 22:17

    What is CONTEXT?

    Can someone clearly explain what context mean? For example, context of an essay, context of a sentence. I know style is the way the essay is written, but what is context?
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  3. #308-May-2009, 18:51

    Re: What is CONTEXT?

    Context is like a situation or the environment.
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  4. #408-May-2009, 19:03

    Re: What is CONTEXT?

    Dear stonecold:

    Yes. For example, when you speak you consider the context. You use different sets of words when hanging out with your friends in the park than you do when you are in a job interview. You also dress differently and use different body language.
    Context includes things like where something happens, when it happens, what has gone before, who the people are, how long they have known each other, whether they like and trust each other or not, why they are together, how they feel, et cetera.

    I hope this is helpful,

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Use 'context' in a Sentence

The context for the situation did not quite match the level of seriousness that Jane was using, and being oblivious to this fact, she was quite suprised when her sister told her to tune it down.
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It is important to know the context of both sides of the story before giving an opinion on the matter, so the information is gather from multiple points of view.
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Two women were have a conversation about a friend and based on the context of their conversation it can be assumed that the description of the friend was not a positive one.
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2. Words and sentences that occur before or after a word or sentence and imbue it with a particular meaning.



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