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How do you spell CONTRACTION?
CONTRACTION
What is a contraction?
A contraction is a word that uses an apostrophe in place of a letter. For example, do not = don't
How do you spell ABBREVIATION?
ABBREVIATION
What is an abbreviation?
An abbreviation is a way of writing a word without needing to spell it out. For example, Mister = Mr. or Doctor = Dr.
How do you spell APOSTROPHE?
APOSTROPHE
How do you spell COMMA?
COMMA
What is an apostrophe?
An apostrophe is a puctuation mark that is used in contractions and possessives. For example, can't or she's.
How do you spell POSSESSIVE?
POSSESSIVE
What is a POSSESSIVE?
A POSSESSIVE is a word that uses an apostrophe which designates ownership. For example, the BOY'S ball or the MAN'S job.
How do you spell TENSE?
TENSE
What is a tense?
A tense is the past, present or future of a verb. For example, the dog watched; the dog watches; the dog watched the house.
How do you spell PREFIX?
PREFIX
What is a PREFIX?
A PREFIX is the part of a word that comes before the root word. For example, I will PREset the oven.
How do you spell SUFFIX?
SUFFIX
What is a SUFFIX?
A SUFFIX is a part of a word that comes after the root. For example, she is the prettiEST.
How do you spell NOUN?
NOUN
What is a NOUN?
A NOUN is a person, place, thing, or idea. For example, sister, city, ball and love are all nouns.
How do you spell ADJECTIVE?
ADJECTIVE
What is an ADJECTIVE?
An ADJECTIVE is a word that describes a noun. For example, Jewel wore a PURPLE hat today.
How do you spell VERB?
VERB
What is a VERB?
A VERB is an action word. For example, Jewel is WEARING a purple hat today.
How do you spell ADVERB?
ADVERB
What is an ADVERB?
An ADVERB is a word that describes a verb. For example, the sprinter ran QUICKLY in the race.
What is a COMPOUND WORD?
A COMPOUND WORD is two words that are put together to form another word. For example, foot + ball = football.