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Word of the Week

schedule (noun)

Meaning –a plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times.

Example of using it in a sentence: "When I go on holiday I always take a schedule of things and places to see!”

It can also mean – an appendix to a formal document in the form of a list, table or inventory.

Example of using it in a sentence: "When you rent this furnished flat you will need to sign the schedule of items. This is the list of everything in the flat that you will be responsible for.”

When it is used as a verb it also has two meanings. It’s a very busy word!

Meaning – to actively arrange or plan a meeting or event to take place

And finally, in the UK and in Britain in particular, buildings can be scheduled. This is a legal way of protecting them. “The estate has been scheduled and protected as a place of scientific interest.”

There is an argument around on how to say this word. Some say “shedule’ making the first sound a clear ‘sh’. I prefer to say sc + hedule, really making that 'sc' quite hard. And that is the best way to learn this spelling.

Spelling Tip – spell it how you say it!

sc + hed + ule

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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