SPELLING There are some words that are difficult to remember how to spell correctly, like plural nouns and possessive nouns. Plural Nouns Plural words are words that mean MORE than one of something. Some plural nouns are easy to spell when changing from singular plural. Examples: computer computers pen pens door doors bird birds Other plural nouns are not so easy to recall how to spell. Some words do not follow any set rules when they are changed from singular plural. Examples: mouse mice tooth teeth lay ladies fox foxes Possessive Nouns Possessive nouns show ownership. Some nouns only need an ‘s added to them in order to make them possessive. For example: Frank’s watch is on the counter. (the watch belongs to Frank) HOWEVER when you are talking about more than one person, such as boys, and are showing ownership of something, like baseball gloves, the apostrophe goes AFTER the s. Example: The boys’ baseball gloves are on the field. © 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.
Homonyms Remembering which word to use in what sentence can be tricky when it comes to homonyms! Homonyms are words that SOUND the same but have different meanings. Examples: rained: It rained all night long. reigned: The King reigned for forty years. see: I see the bus coming down the street. sea: I enjoy collecting shells by the sea. ate: I ate all my vegetables at dinner. eight: My sister is turning eight tomorrow. © 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.