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.
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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
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Third-person singular
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Past tense
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Past participle
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Present participle
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  1. To make different than before.
    Ellen changed the sentence so that it was correct.

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Noun[change]

Singular
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Plural
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  1. (countable) 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 replacement.
    I brought a change of clothes, just in case.
  4. Money that is given back when a customer pays more than the exact price of an item. For example, if you use a 10-pound note to pay for a £9 item, you will get one pound in change.

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