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Word of the Week

humorous (adjective)

Meaning – causing laughter and amusement, something that is comic.

Example of using it in a sentence: “I enjoy the humorous sentences when you make an effort with your Spellings into Sentences.

Spelling Tip – the adding of the suffix ‘ous’ meaning ‘full of’ makes this word really easy to understand something that is humorous is ‘full of humour.’ The root word originates from Latin for ‘moist’ so we idea of crying with laughter (our face becomes wet with tears) because it is funny. When spelling we put the stress on the ‘hu’ then on the ‘mor’ adding the suffix. Just what out because the word humour in English is spelt humour – with an ‘u’ and the ‘u’ is not there when you + ous

hu+ mor + ous

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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