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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of volunteer

1590–1600; <French volontaire<Latin voluntāriusvoluntary, with -eer for French -aire

OTHER WORDS FROM volunteer

pre·vol·un·teer, noun, verbun·vol·un·teer·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for volunteer

volunteer
/ (ˌvɒlənˈtɪə) /

noun

  1. a person who performs or offers to perform voluntary service
  2. (as modifier)a volunteer system; volunteer advice
a person who freely undertakes military service, esp temporary or special service
law
  1. a person who does some act or enters into a transaction without being under any legal obligation to do so and without being promised any remuneration for his services
  2. property law a person to whom property is transferred without his giving any valuable consideration in return, as a legatee under a will
  1. a plant that grows from seed that has not been deliberately sown
  2. (as modifier)a volunteer plant

verb

Word Origin for volunteer

C17: from French volontaire, from Latin voluntārius willing; see voluntary
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