Meaning – absolutely necessary – extremely important.
Example of using it in a sentence: “It is essential that you can read, write and do maths to a certain standard as an adult so that you can live independently.”
Spelling Tip – This Latin word has stayed the same in meaning and word order for a very long time, so it is essential we get it correct when using it. It belongs in the ‘ent’ and the ‘ail’ families.
ess + ent + ial
Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.