April 26, 2016
- influx (noun)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : a flowing or coming in2 : something that flows in
- How do you use it?
- Every year the resort town prepares for its annual influx of summer tourists.
- Are you a word wiz?
Only one of these sentences uses the word "influx" correctly. Which one do you think it is?You're going with the flow if you picked B. Sentence A can't be right, since it uses "influx" as a verb, not a noun. The verb "fax" would fit well there. In Sentence C, it's the disease known as "influenza" that's delaying the concert. A suitable substitute for "influx" in Sentence D would be the word "inflation," which is the continual rise in the price of goods and services. That leaves the flooding resulting from the busted pipe in B as the correct answer.