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Know Your Roots: 'scribe' and 'script'

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words with 'scribe' and 'script'.

'Know Your Roots: 'scribe' and 'script'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many words in English are based on the same root words, and knowing what these mean can help with spellings.

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The roots 'scribe' and 'script' come from the Latin word for writing.

Usually, 'scribe' is used for verbs while 'script' is used for nouns.

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The word 'scribe' itself, however, is both a verb and a noun. It means 'to write' and also refers to a person who was employed to make copies of documents before printing was invented.

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