Today’s word is: Incumbent –The meaning of “incumbent” is: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility, the holder of an office or post, officially having the named position. To be necessary for someone.
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In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word incumbent. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
Brandon was recently elected as a corporation. He noticed that the people living in the area assigned to him, were facing several challenges. Firstly since the area was away from the main city, there was limited transport.
Then owing to some construction work, there were frequent power or electricity outages (means they would experience frequent power cuts). Now he realized that it was necessary for him to provide them a solution. Which means that it was incumbent on him to act to provide them a solution.
He immediately worked with the public transport agency and increased the frequency of buses and the number of cabs in that area. He arranged for generators to help during power cuts and reduced the number of hours for construction work so that the local people would not experience any electricity related problem.
Thus, the people in that area unanimously thought highly of him and would say, the incumbent corporation is a responsible and efficient person.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word incumbent in 8 different forms in 8 different sentences/Contexts/situations.
Example number 1 of 8: The incumbent manager faces problems which began the year before he took up his position.
Example number 2 of 8: It is incumbent upon all of us to create the right environment for our children. This means that it is our responsibility or it is necessary that we create a good and healthy environment for our children for a proper upbringing.
Example number 3 of 8: The candidate for the director’s position intends to challenge the incumbent as he (the candidate) feels the former lacks professionalism. Here the candidate who wants to apply for the director’s position wants to challenge the existing director as he feels that the existing director lacks professionalism.
Example number 4 of 8: After 32 years of contribution to the society, the incumbent trustee of a social service organization is finally retiring from his position.
Example number 5 of 8: The incumbent secretary of our co-operative society managed to retain his seat in the current society election.
Example number 6 of 8: Our incumbent stationery supplier is going out of business, therefore, we need to find a new company to provide our inventory (products or stock).
Example number 7 of 8: The incumbent trainers at BM English Speaking Institute are highly dedicated and motivated towards their learner’s progress in English vocabulary.
Example number 8 of 8: In our building complex the incumbent society manager was alert. The moment he saw some smoke coming out of a window, he called the fire brigade. His incumbent attitude helped save us from a fire accident.
Today we learned the word incumbent which means – necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility, the holder of an office or post, officially having the named position. To be necessary for someone.
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