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Word of the Week

commission (can be used as a noun or as a verb)

When used as a noun

Meaning – an instruction, command or role given to a person or group.

Example of using it in a sentence: "I have commissioned an artist to draw our PSHE trolls.”

When used as a verb

Meaning – to bring something in to working condition.

Example of using it in a sentence: "The Cycle Workshop recommissioned the 1900 bicycle, so it could take part in the rally.”

Spelling Tip – this word is a mash up of three ideas, the prefix ‘com’ meaning a group coming together and the Latin for ‘send’ and the suffix related to compulsion. Break it up this way and you will not leave out the double ‘ss.’

com + mis + sion

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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