From the Word Wizard Club...
May 20, 2013

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shouldn't

Which Means:

This contraction combines 'should' and 'not'.

As In:

Image You shouldn't run with scissors!

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The apostrophe in this word takes the place of the O in 'not'.

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I'll

Which Means:

This contraction combines 'I' and 'will'.

As In:

Image I'll have to leave now to meet the train!

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The apostrophe in this word takes the place of the WI in 'will'.

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we're

Which Means:

This contraction combines 'we' and 'are'.

As In:

Image We're going to make pizza from scratch tonight!

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The apostrophe in this word takes the place of the A in 'are'.

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he's

Which Means:

This contraction combines 'he' and 'is'.

As In:

Image Today he's going to ride his bike to school!

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The apostrophe in this word takes the place of the I in 'is'.

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we've

Which Means:

This contraction combines 'we' and 'have'.

As In:

Image We've decided that we will give some clothes away to the thrift store.

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The apostrophe in this word takes the place of the HA in 'have'.

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sailor

Which Means:

A person who is trained in operating a boat or ship.

As In:

Image The man had to go through special training to become a sailor.

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See the SAIL in 'sailor'?

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vinegar

Which Means:

A sour liquid that is used for preserving food and as a seasoning.

As In:

Image Some people sprinkle vinegar on their French fries.

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The E in 'vinegar' is a syllable all on its own and has the short E sound.

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technique

Which Means:

A specia method or way to do something.

As In:

Image The painter practiced a new brush technique.

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The CH and QU in 'technique' both have a hard K sound.

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marble

Which Means:

A type of heavy stone that comes in many swervy colors and can be carved and polished.

As In:

Image The student learned to carve marble.

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A marble can also be a round ball of glass, steel, or plastic, used as a toy in different games.

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tuna

Which Means:

A very large marine fish of the mackerel family, caught for food.

As In:

Image Mother likes to make tuna salad sandwiches.

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Tuna has a long U sound.

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