VOCABULARY WORDS TO OWN: Monday, Sept. 14
Every week, you will be given a set of “words to own.” Be sure to keep all handouts because quizzes and test will include words from throughout. This week’s words are:
Their: belonging to them (possessive of "they")
They put their books away.
There: in that place (adverb)
Put the papers over there.
They're: a contraction of the two words "they are"
They're the people you should contact.
Your: possessive of you (pronoun)
Your father came to visit us.
You're: contraction of "you are"
It looks like you're not feeling well.
Its: a possessive singular pronoun
The phrase has lost its meaning.
It's: a contraction for "it is" or "it has"
It's time to quit.
Than: Compares two things.She is taller than he is.
Then: Has to do with time or the order of events.
Prices were lower back then.
VOCABULARY “WORDS TO OWN”: Week of Sept. 21-25
Accept: To take what is offered, receive willingly.
My example: I accept your apology.
Except: To leave out, excluding:
Put it all in the box except the vase.
Expect: To look forward to or anticipate:
I expect to see her here soon.
Affect: As a verb, to influence:
The rain will affect our plans for a picnic.
Effect: A result, a change; usually a noun
The farmers felt the effect of the drought for years.
Among: Used with more than two things:
We were not among the crowd.
Between: used with only two things
The race was between Jim and Joe
Desert: to abandon (verb)
He deserted his buddies at the party
Desert: a barren geographical area (noun)
The Sahara is a huge desert
Dessert: a course at the end of the meal (noun)
Sue enjoys pumpkin pie for dessert.
VOCABULARY “WORDS TO OWN”: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2
All ready: Everyone or everything is ready;
We were all ready to go.
Already: By this time; soon; even now
Are you finished with your work already?
Altogether: completely or thoroughly
The answer is altogether correct.
All together: in a group
The employees were all together.
Passed: moved along; transferred (verb)
We passed Billy's house.
Past: always used with a helping verb or can be used as a noun
We went past Billy's house. (helping verb)
We should learn from the past. (noun)
Stationary: not moving; fixed
He rode on the stationary bike.
Stationery: writing paper or writing materials
The secretary wrote on stationery.
Advice: a recommendation (noun)
I will seek the advice of a specialist.
Advise: to suggest, to recommend (verb)
He advised me to consult an attorney.
VOCABULARY “WORDS TO OWN”: Week of Oct. 5-9
Farther: refers to actual distance
He walked three miles farther than the others.
Further: means more; or, in addition to
Further research is needed in the area of nutrition.
Weather: climate or atmosphere
The weather report called for snow.
Whether: is used to introduce alternative
Whether or not you are ready, be at my office by three o'clock.
Patience: refers to composure, endurance
He has no patience for small children.
Patients: refers to sick people
The doctor must visit his patients at the hospital.
Peak: top of a hill or mountain; topmost point
He was at the peak of his profession.
Peek: a quick look
The child wanted to peek at her Christmas presents.