My daughter walked downstairs Thursday night asking for help with her English homework. No problem, right? I got A’s in English – I’m a writer. Words are my thing! Bring it on! (I got A’s in math too but I have long since been able to help her with that so I was happy to be able to offer some input for a change.) I looked it over and gave her the quick re-cap on nouns, adjectives & adverbs. She was at band while this was covered so we went over it together & I made sure she understood. Easy peasy. I wanted her to at least attempt it on her own first & she went back up stairs. A half hour later I asked how she was doing.
I know the frustrated tone so I had her come downstairs again & I took a better look at it. OMG! We were up past 10. We did walk through them & I made her figure it out…but lets see how you do. No need to thank me.
1. adapt 11. complement
2. adopt 12. compliment
3. personnel 13. affect
4. personal 14. effect
5. stationary 15. device
6. stationery 16. devise
7. advise 17. conscience
8. advice 18. conscious
9. formally 19. disinterested
10. formerly 20. unintrested
write the 3 words that are both nouns and verbs.
write 5 that are nouns
write 5 that are verbs
write 5 that are adjectives
write 2 that are adverbs
You may only use each word once.
Hubs stepped in at one point but I kindly shooed him away & told him to go play with Camelot on facebook after the 1st. “Bzzzzzzz. You’re wrong. Thank you for playing.”
yeah… it sucked! I have never had any qualms about saying sometimes I feel like an idiot. There is nothing like helping a child with their homework to keep you in your place and sharpen your skills. It’s time to move over all the 80’s lyrics for something really useful. Maybe I’ll have to pay more attention with her math homework too. 😳
The kicker? She came home today. “I didn’t need to do that page. I missed when the teacher explained that too!”
I think I’ll ground her ’till she 36. Whatdaya say? 😉