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Hello teachers, this is my first post :)
I have a question about the word "anniversary" and its concept.
I've looked it up in the dictionary, where it says that an anniversary is the exact date after a year of number of years after a certain event.
i.e. They will celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary on January 5th.
But could it also be used to mean the whole year which includes the "exact date"?
i.e. They are planning to go Hawaii in 2013, their 5th wedding anniversary.
Thank you for your help in advance!
Ok --- thank you for your response!
Sorry for the late reply.
That's precisely what I was aiming for --- thanks for clearing things up!
One point to be aware of: in many languages the cognate (anniversaire, aniversário etc) means 'birthday'. In English it doesn't, in fact - in the right context - it can mean quite the opposite: He always went to the cemetery on his father's anninversary.