change

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change is part of the Basic English 850.
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change is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
change

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
change

Third-person singular
changes

Past tense
changed

Past participle
changed

Present participle
changing

  1. If you change something, you make it different than before.
    Ellen changed the sentence so that it was correct.

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Noun[change]

Singular
change

Plural
changes

  1. (countable) A change is when something becomes different.
    The building plan required some small changes.
  2. (uncountable); (money) When you get change for a bill, you get smaller bills or coins that equal the amount of the original bill. For example, if you get change for a $5 bill, you may get five $1 bills or you may get four $1 bills and coins that add up to $1 or you may get some other combination of bills and coins.
    Can I get change for this $100 bill please?
  3. (countable) A change is a replacement.
    I brought a change of clothes, just in case.

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