Word of the Week

grateful (adjective)

Meaning – feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.

Example of using it in a sentence: “I am very grateful when everyone does their homework and I don’t have to chase them over the holidays – and you know that I will chase you over the holidays!

Spelling Tip – the tricky bit is the ‘great’ and ‘grate’ which to choose – and how many times have we chosen the wrong one? The original Latin root word ‘gratus’ – ‘grate’ means ‘thanks’ and the suffix ‘ful’ makes the word mean: “full of thanks.” Whereas, ‘great’ means “bigger than average” and with the suffix does not quite make sense!

gr + ate + ful

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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