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TOPIC: Possessive words

Possessive words 4 years, 3 months ago #3116

I'm creating an account for my 4th grade team and when it came to our possessives list, several of the words won't display. I got a message that they are not supported by Spelling City. Can you review the word list to include possessives. Here is our spelling list of possessives.

family's
families’
man’s
men’s
girl’s
girls’
hers
theirs
brother’s
brothers’
teacher’s
teachers’
aunt’s
aunts’
boy’s
boys’
country’s
countries’
witness’s
witnesses’
laboratory’s
laboratories’

Please let me know of anything I can do. Thanks!
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Re:Possessive words 4 years, 3 months ago #3117

I have no idea why but they all appear on the list. I only got an error now for the last 6 words.

21. country's
22. countries'
23. witness's
24. witnesses'
25. laboratory's
26. laboratories'


"SpellingCity does not currently support this word. Did you enter it correctly? more... If you leave a word on your list that SpellingCity does not currently support, it will get skipped on tests and games. When SpellingCity adds support for that word, it will automatically be reinserted on your list."

:blink: Now I'm very confused.

Re:Possessive words 4 years, 3 months ago #3118

Premium MembershipHi, This is a good question, I'll see if I can clear up the confusion.

As background, SpellingCity.com has been created and is run by a small company dedicated to trying to provide great educational materials at reasonable prices. We are nothing like Pearson or Scholastic and Holt and all the big boys.

Every time we add a word to SpellingCity, we have to write a sentence, say the word and the sentence into a microphone, edit the audio, and put it all in the database. It's work and expense.

We would like to do every word in the English language including for the verbs, the past, present, and progressive tense. For the nouns, it would be great to have the the plurals and possessives and plural possessives. But, we only have so many hours in the day and so many dollars to work.

We choose the words that we do based on requests. In fact, our server records and counts each word that is requested. We also note the comments here, on Facebook and the emails that we receive. We get requests to add rivers, mountains, names, and all the forms of words. Believe me, we'd like to do it all. We've done a limited number of plurals and possessives and plural possessives as described in our resources page.

I will look at whether we can add the words that you list. It helps if we get the request from a school or teacher that has purchased a . Premium Membership (it's only $50 for a year for 30 students, that's ~$1.50 per student per year!) Have you? This isn't the only criterion but it sure helps.

Re:Possessive words 4 years, 3 months ago #3120

Hi,

We do not have the last 6 words in our database, but we will look into adding them. The first 16 are available.

I got the same issue when I first attempted to batch in your original list.

Sometimes, when you are copying and pasting from one document into another (SpellingCity), your original document code can have some hidden coding. Which when pasted into SpellingCity causes errors.

SpellingCity currently has over 44 thousand words. When big batches of words seem to be missing it is usually a document mis-communication.

If you have any further questions please let me know.

Spirit
SpellingCity Support

Re:Possessive words 4 years, 3 months ago #3123

Thank you for looking into adding the last 6 words. I appreciate any effort and considerations given.

Thank you,
KB :cheer:
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