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DD has come home with imcomprehensible on her list of weekly spellings.

I think it should be incomprehensible, but would like to consult with the wisdom of MN Pendants before making a tit of myself in front of the teacher.

NickNacks Fri 11-Oct-13 19:29:05


They are learning lots of words with an "im" suffix. Impossible, imperfect, improbable and imcomprehensible.

Hopefully it has been included by accident.

almapudden Fri 11-Oct-13 19:32:21

It's definitely INcomprehensible. Email the teacher.

WomanNeedsDivorceLawyer Fri 11-Oct-13 19:34:11

It's incompehensible why they have included imcomprehensible. grin

WomanNeedsDivorceLawyer Fri 11-Oct-13 19:35:15


<reminds self not to post in pedants' corner>

Penny2012 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:40:48

The amount of teachers who cannot spell is an absolute DISGRACE.

It's the same prefix but pronounced differently in anticipation of the next consonant.

Sometimes in-, sometimes im- and sometimes -ing as in this case, if we are being very pedantic.

I'm betting on typo. Teach DD the right version.

clam Fri 11-Oct-13 19:51:12

penny: do you mean the "number" of teachers?

Thank you thanks
I'll teach DD the right version.

MiniMonty Wed 23-Oct-13 01:46:49

Penny2012 "the amount of teachers"
Seriously ?
You don't prefer the number of teachers or how many teachers or
even that gloat or lack of teachers ?

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