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Meaning a large place where lots of people are buried, like a churchyard but without the church.

Example of using it in a sentence "We can visit the military cemetery at Brookwood if we gain permission first."

The roots of this word come from the Greek meaning to be dormant. Hibernating animals are dormmate and are in a deep special kind of sleep over winter. People are often said to look like they are sleeping once they are dead.

Spelling tip: Cemetery starts with a soft c – not an ‘s’ and the first and second ‘e’ are both short and finally the word belongs in to the ‘ery’ family

C+ e + m + e + t + ery

Use the word as many times throughout the week. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.


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