From the Word Wizard Club...
October 8, 2007

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

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running

Which Means:

This is the present participle of 'run', which means to move forward quickly, to move as it should, or to be the boss (running a store).

As In:

Image The van was old but still in running condition, so they drove it on their summer trip.

Heads Up!

Remember the two Ns in this word. It has a lot of meanings.

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than

Which Means:

A word used to compare two things.

As In:

Image Some of these rocks are bigger than the others.

Heads Up!

Be careful not to confuse this word with 'then'. 'Then' which means "at that time" or "later": Add flour then mix in the eggs.

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wanted

Which Means:

The past tense of "want": hoped to get something, wished for, desired.

As In:

Image Greg got the toy boat he had wanted for so long.

Heads Up!

Just add -ED to the end of 'want', and you have the past tense!

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knew

Which Means:

The past tense of "know": to realize fully.

As In:

Image Anne knew all the answers to her test questions, so she read a novel for a while.

Heads Up!

From present to past tense, the only letter you have to change is the vowel: from O to E but dont forget the K!

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believe

Which Means:

To trust that something is true.

As In:

Image People believe in many different religions.

Heads Up!

In this word, the I comes before the E.

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