Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) extend the duration or extent of something
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    • prolong an issue/contract
  • Analysis

    To prolong is a verb which means to make longer or to extend the length or duration of something. This word is usually associated with time or space.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I applied to extend my visa so that I could prolong my stay in the country without breaking the law.
    2. The ongoing war in the region has prolonged the suffering of the people living there.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. By failing to address the issue, we are merely prolonging it. We need to tackle it now!
    2. I'm very happy at the company, so I agreed to prolong my contract a further year.
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