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Dictionary Skills

English Language Arts, Grade 7

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Study Guide Dictionary Skills English Language Arts, Grade 7

DICTIONARY SKILLS What Is a Dictionary? A dictionary is a useful tool in the study of words. Words are listed alphabetically in a dictionary so that they are easy to find. We look up words in a dictionary to find out about the word, including how to use it, what it means, and other important attributes of the word. What Can We Learn from a Dictionary? How to divide a word into syllables…………………………….seg/men/ta/tion The part of speech of a word……………………………………….opera, n. (noun) The etymology (history) of a word……………………………..pumpkin, from the French word pompon (melon) The pronunciation of a word………………………………………..eddy (ed' ē) Different meanings of the word…………………………………..fire 1. to propel from a gun 2. to terminate employment If there are synonyms or antonyms for the word………syn., ant. Try This! 1] These words are alphabetized correctly. cannon canvas caste centipede a] true b] false 2] What do the letters adj. mean after a dictionary entry for a word? a] adjourn b] adjoin c] adjunct d] adjective 3] Special symbols above vowels that tell you how to pronounce them are called diacritical marks. a] true b] false 4] i vād' shows the pronunciation of what word? a] evade b] avoid c] invade d] evaded © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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