From the Word Wizard Club...
January 15, 2007

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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were

Which Means:

The past tense of "are", which means to be.

As In:

Image While they were at the museum, they looked at many famous paintings.

Heads Up!

Remember that the R in this word comes between the Es.

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people

Which Means:

More than one person.

As In:

Image There were just a few people that took the guided nature hike that day.

Heads Up!

Remember the strange 0 in this word; EO usually isn't pronounced EE.

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where

Which Means:

The place something is at or is going to.

As In:

Image Where would you go on your next adventure?

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This word sounds like another one with a different spelling: WEAR, which means to have on (clothing).

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a lot

Which Means:

Many of something.

As In:

Image There were a lot of cows in the pasture.

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A lot is actually two words, not one.

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another

Which Means:

A different one.

As In:

Image She did so much hiking that she wore out her boots and needed another pair.

Heads Up!

If you smush an and other together, you get this word! Don't give it a bad break and say, "A whole nother." Nother isn't a word. Say, "a whole other."

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frighten

Which Means:

To scare.

As In:

Image It didn't take much to frighten the cat; this time it was just a shadow!

Heads Up!

The GH in this word is silent, but still must be spelled.

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receive

Which Means:

To get and keep.

As In:

Image She hoped that she would receive a ring for Christmas this year.

Heads Up!

You probably remember the I before E, except after C rule? This word shows how it works.

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bought

Which Means:

The past tense of buy, to get in exchange for money.

As In:

Image His mother bought him a remote control car for his birthday last year.

Heads Up!

This irregular past tense spelling of buy can be tricky so memorize it.

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caught

Which Means:

The past tense of catch, to grasp or stop something that is moving.

As In:

Image The boy walked home happily with the fish he caught in the pond down the road.

Heads Up!

This irregular past tense spelling of catch can be tricky so memorize it.

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together

Which Means:

Joined or working as one unit.

As In:

Image When they are together, they have a blast.

Heads Up!

Remember that together is spelled different from gather though they are related.

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