From the Word Wizard Club...
April 9, 2007

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

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width

Which Means:

How wide (the length across) something is.

As In:

Image If this man were measuring the width, he would measure across the window. Here he is measuring how tall the window is; what is that called?

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The adjective for width is wide, wider, and widest.

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children

Which Means:

The plural of child, a very young person.

As In:

Image The children painted all Saturday afternoon.

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Child is just one, children is the correct plural form. Childs is incorrect.

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because

Which Means:

Since, for the reason that, or due to.

As In:

Image She stayed home from school because she was sick.

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You can also use this word at the beginning of the sentence: Because she was sick, she stayed home from school.

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course

Which Means:

The direction of a movement or a group of lessons in school.

As In:

Image The course of the river wound through the canyon or My sister took a course in physics in school.

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There is another word pronounced the same but spelled with an A. Coarse means rough, as a coarse piece of wood.

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first

Which Means:

Preceding (coming before) all others, number 1 in a sequence.

As In:

Image Farmer Jim received first place for his giant pumpkin.

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The last three consonants in this word come in alphabetical order: RST.

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