ENGLISH VOCABULARY

EFFICIENT

 

If someone or something is efficient, it works very well. It's good to be efficient. We use this word for machines, organizations, and for workers.

 efficient Toyota Prius

  • A Toyota Prius is a very efficient car.

  • It has a reputation for being efficient.

  • Maria is a very efficient worker.

  • She was commended by her supervisor for being an efficient and reliable employee.

  • She does her job very efficiently. (The word "efficiently" is an adverb.)

  • Doug wasn't doing his job efficiently enough, so he was let go.

  • A government agency that doesn't operate efficiently might need to be restructured.

  • We need to get rid of our water heater. It's not very energy efficient.

 

The word "efficiency" is a noun.

  • The Toyota Prius has a reputation for efficiency.

  • Maria was commended for her efficiency at work.

  • We need to improve our efficiency.

  • The teachers at the school pride themselves on their efficiency.

 

 

 

 

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