From the Word Wizard Club...
July 12, 2010

Hear It!

toward

Which Means:

Going to, or moving closer to, in the direction of the goal, place, or object.

As In:

Image The baby crawled toward the ball.

Heads Up!

This word can be said either as one or two syllables, but the word 'to' is in both of the spellings.

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either

Which Means:

One or the other.

As In:

Image You can have either an apple or an orange.

Heads Up!

E comes before I in 'either' - you can't spell it either way!

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beside

Which Means:

Next to, at the side or near.

As In:

Image The nightstand is beside the bed.

Heads Up!

This word has two others in it: 'be' and 'side'.

Hear It!

necessary

Which Means:

Required and needed for, essential.

As In:

Image It is necessary to wear a shirt and shoes to eat at a restaurant.

Heads Up!

Only one C but two Ss are necessary in 'necessary'!

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ancient

Which Means:

Extremely old, a long time ago in the past, especially before the end of the Roman Empire (AD 476).

As In:

Image This ancient pitcher is housed in a museum.

Heads Up!

The SHENT sound is spelled with CIENT.

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