Thursday, March 01, 2007

What's an ex for?

The kids were fascinated when I told them you can spell out the names of the letters of the alphabet, like aitch (H).

So today, for school, I told them about prefixes and suffixes and we talked through a few examples. I was reviewing the prefixes we'd discussed, and I said, "'Ill' and 'un' mean 'not', oh, and 'ex', spelled E-X, means 'used to be but isn't anymore'."

Anda chimed in, "It also means dig here for buried treasure!"

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