Word of the Week

essential (adjective)

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.

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