Learning American spellings

(12 Posts)
Ilovecakeallday Tue 28-Nov-17 19:36:30

Was wondering if someone could advice me whether it is normal for Year 5 to learn American spellings as part of their spelling list eg licence and then also license?!


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Norestformrz Tue 28-Nov-17 19:40:48

No definitely not normal.

Wolfiefan Tue 28-Nov-17 19:41:07

They're not. One is a noun and one is a verb.

custarddinosaur Tue 28-Nov-17 19:42:09

Stuff that for a game of soldiers.

It's called English for a reason.

MongerTruffle Tue 28-Nov-17 19:43:08

Licence is a noun (I got my driving licence)
License is a verb (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency)

Amummyatlast Tue 28-Nov-17 19:45:27

Are they not just learning the verb and the noun? Verb = license, noun = verb.

It's like practise (verb) and practice (noun).

falaciousreasoning Tue 28-Nov-17 19:46:07

As Wolfie said above one is a noun and one is a verb. They will also learn that they are homophones.


MongerTruffle Tue 28-Nov-17 19:48:58

Was wondering if someone could advice me

*advise grin

OhNoGroken Tue 28-Nov-17 19:49:25

Noun / verb

Advice / advise
Practice / practise
Licence / license

All English

user789653241 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:37:14

Oh, I hate these! It's so confusing for foreigner like me. I have to remember now, ce = noun and se = verb. Great thread for me, thanks!

Feenie Tue 28-Nov-17 20:38:37

And all on the Year 5/6 curriculum - as English words. smile

user789653241 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:58:37

In that case, I am even more grateful for this thread. Potentially prevented me from embarrassing myself in case yr5 ds asked me. grin

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