How good is your spelling? How many basic vocabulary words can you define? Do you understand basic grammar? To find out, just click through this slideshow to see how your grammar and vocabulary skills compare with a 5th grader.
How's your vocabulary? Can you define, spell and explain the difference between these words? Do you know how to use all these 5th grade vocabulary words correctly in a sentence?
Don't be embarrased if you don't know the difference in the meanings of the words in each set above. Just check out the YourDictionary definitions for all of these words.
Test out your spelling ability by reviewing this chart of Commonly Misspelled Words by students in elementary school.
Homonym - a word that sounds and is spelled the same as another word, but has a different meaning.
Examples: a nut (cashew nut or a metal part to use with a bolt)
Synonym - a word that means the same or nearly the same thing as another word.
Examples: rich and wealthy
Need more explanation or more examples? Check out the article Examples of Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms here on YourDictionary.
cat + s = cats
boxes + es = boxes
candy + ies = candies
Students also learn that these rules don't apply to all words and that some words actually change into a totally different word when it becomes a plural. These words are called "irregular plurals." For example:
knife = knives
half = halves
tooth = teeth
man = men
Feel like you need to brush up on irregular plurals? Check out the article "Irregular Plurals" here on YourDictionary.
Root word: The basic part of the word
Prefix: The word element that is in front of the root word
Example: un + fair
Suffix: The word element that is after the root word
Example: fair + ness
Need a few more examples? Check out the article "Examples of Root Words" here on YourDictionary.
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