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Spellings

Prefixes – in, il, im, ir

These prefixes all mean ‘not’.

Prefixes can change the meaning of a word.

  • Immature
  • Irregular
  • Inappropriate
  • Illegal

Homophones

Words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

e.g. peace/piece

main/mane

fair/fare

 

Possessive apostrophes for singular possession

The general rule is that the possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not.

e.g. Joe’s pencil case.

Sandra’s football.

‘ure’

Words that end in ‘ure’

e.g. measure, treasure, pleasure

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