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underline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunderlineun‧der‧line /ˌʌndəˈlaɪn $ -ər-/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 LINEto draw a line under a word to show that it is important2 EMPHASIZEto show that something is important syn highlight 🔊 This tragic incident underlines the need for immediate action.see thesaurus at emphasize→ See Verb table
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underlineDepending on your computer, underlined characters may appear on the screen underlined, in color, or in reverse video.All the mistakes had been underlined in red ink.But Whitehall sources dismissed the call and underlined Sir Patrick's own categorical statement.The fact that he scored 20 of his team's 48 league goals last season underlines that fact.While there is undoubtedly a demand for more golf courses, it needs to be underlined that many applications are purely speculative.First, I want to underline the arbitrary nature of any attempt to dichotomize self-strategies into two genders.As in Boston, this underlined the extent to which students' prior academic preparation needed to be strengthened.The recent shootings underline the need for more security.These questions underline the real issues to be faced by all the interested parties involved in privatisation.Don't forget to underline the title of the essay.
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Verb table
underline
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyunderline
he, she, itunderlines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyunderlined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave underlined
he, she, ithas underlined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad underlined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill underline
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have underlined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam underlining
he, she, itis underlining
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you, we, theyare underlining
Past
I, he, she, itwas underlining
you, we, theywere underlining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been underlining
he, she, ithas been underlining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been underlining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be underlining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been underlining
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