instructive

[ in-struhk-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈstrʌk tɪv /

adjective

serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.
Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of instructive

First recorded in 1605–15; instruct + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for instructive

instructive
/ (ɪnˈstrʌktɪv) /

adjective

serving to instruct or enlighten; conveying information

Derived forms of instructive

instructively, adverbinstructiveness, noun
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