Word of the Week

Manoeuvre (noun)

Meaning –a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

Example of using it in a sentence: "Parking a car is a tricky manoeuvre.”

It also means –A large scale military exercise of troops, warships and other forces all working together.

Example of using it in a sentence: "When my dad was a solider he took part in military manoeuvres.”

Spelling Tip – this is a tricky word to learn to spell as it is one of the unusual words - one of the few in the English language that has three vowels. It also has the reversed ‘re’ saying ‘er’ found in English spelling. Concentrate your efforts on learning the ‘oeu’ by saying “The ‘e’ has manoeuvred itself between the ‘o’ and ‘u’”.

man + oeu + v + re

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.


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