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Word of the Week

minutes (noun)

Meaning – a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour

Example of using it in a sentence: “Our lessons are 60 minutes long.

Spelling Tip – The route word comes from the Latin ‘to be made small’ as in “that is a very minute animal I see under the microscope.” The day has been made very small by being broken up in to small parts called minutes. Here we break the word down in to it smallest parts.

min + u + t + e + s

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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