This video will show that English’s strange, non-phonetic spellings are not arbitrary
Posted by Michele on November 12, 2014 in spelling, WRITING skills and tagged GRAMMAR, spelling, WRITING skills.
This is my go to site http://www.etymonline.com/ but the free Merriam-Webster dictionary app also covers word origins, as does google. It’s just a balancing act of how much information do people need to know.
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Thanks for the link! I find etymology facinating. Though I don’t talk about it every class necessarily, having the reason why can help some of my FCE/B2 test taking students understand word transformations, for example.
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