how to pronounce effective


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effective is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of effective in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… drug might be less effective if it's not …”

meaning of effective

Effective means having the desired effect.

effective frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word effective occurs in english on average 48.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics effective can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that effective can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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