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Homework spelling help!

(11 Posts)
Funko Sun 20-Nov-16 17:09:54

I don't think I am unreasonable!

Is devidable a word? An actual word?

It is divisible isn't it???

This is on my sons spellings homework (year 6) where he has to write a sentence to include the word.

And yes I googled to see if I'm crap at English first and I still think I'm right!

mirokarikovo Sun 20-Nov-16 17:12:22

divisible is a word.
dividable isn't.

He should write a sentence using divisible and submit it along with a pic/scan of the relevant page of the dictionary.

CecilyP Sun 20-Nov-16 17:13:26

Did he, perhaps, copy it down wrong?

Feyerefleye Sun 20-Nov-16 17:36:50

The homework sentence should be:

"Devidable is not a word in the Oxford English Dictionary."

DontTouchTheMoustache Sun 20-Nov-16 17:40:47

Divisible and dividable are both words with different meanings. Devidable is not but chances are he copied it wrong?

ChuckGravestones Sun 20-Nov-16 17:52:24


Funko Sun 20-Nov-16 18:21:38

Nope he definitely didn't copy it down wrong! It's on the printed homework sheet!

I agree with that sentence that he should write on his homework!!! Gah!

Seryph Sun 20-Nov-16 19:41:17

Yeah, definitely not a word. Have a chat with the teacher tomorrow.

pudcat Sun 20-Nov-16 19:46:16

He should write "Devidable is not a word in the Oxford English Dictionary, but dividable and divisible are."

Nirvanababy Sun 20-Nov-16 19:50:29

It's obviously a typo. I wouldn't make a fuss. Just do the homework

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 20-Nov-16 20:10:15

Oh please let him write pudcat's version and tell us what the teacher said.

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