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  • Which word means a seat for a king or queen:»t-h-r-o-n-e» or «t-h-r-o-w-n»?
  • Is the word part added to the end of a word called a prefix or suffix?
    a suffix (example: care + ful= careful, or «full of care»)
  • Think of two parts of a sentence. Which one tells whom or what the sentence is about?
    The subject
  • What word is not needed here? «The president and the vice president met together»
    together (The verb «meet» includes the idea of «together»)
  • In what nonsense poem do two animals go to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat?
    The Owl and the Pussy-Cat» (by the 19th –century British writer Edward Lear)
  • Which word in this list is not a synonym of «absurd»: ridiculous, outlandish, old-fashioned, ludicrous?
    old-fashioned (meaning «of a former time»)
  • What punctuation is needed in this sentence? «The party is on Saturday June 15?»
    a comma, after the word «Saturday» (use a comma between a weekday and the day of the month)
  • The verbs «receive», «conceive» and «deceive» are examples of the same spelling rule. What’s the rule?
    «i» before «e» except «c»
  • Did the word «encyclopedia» originally come from Latin or Greek?
    Greek (It was borrowed by Latin and first appeared in English in 1644)
  • Find the article that signals a noun in this sentence. «I am going to the circus with my favourite aunt».
    «the» (Use «the’ before a plural or collective noun: the movies, the circus.)