correct spelling?

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  1. AJK

    AJK Pre-k Montessori Teacher

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    Please don't laugh at me. I'm looking for the correct spellings of the words "yay" and "hooray" both words rhyming with "day." I've seen these spelling different ways, is there a correct or widely accepted speling? Thank you!
     
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  3. Amanda

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    Did you check dictionary.com
     
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    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    Those spellings look correct to me.
     
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    I thought its spelled yah
    only reason it troubles me with the y at the end has to do with y being silent? and the a is long?
    yah doesnt look right either.

    hurrah?
    hoorah?
    oh nuts at three in the morning i will still be tormented by this!
     
  6. AJK

    AJK Pre-k Montessori Teacher

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    After looking it up in the dictionary, I found it gives several alternate spellings but since I will be using these spellings in the classroom, I'm looking for what is most common, most accepted. Thank You.
     
  7. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I replied to your message without checking dictionary.com yesterday. I was actually in the midst of a crisis with the new server, but anyway.... I write it 'yay' and 'hooray' ... I think that's what dictionary.com says.
     
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    I have always spelled them hooray and yeah!
    But that yeah version gives you some trouble when teaching rules about rhyming to little ones.
     
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    I agree with yeah and hooray! But I always have to think about it first.
     
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    I always use 'yay' and 'hooray'.
     
  11. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    yeah is what a teenager says instead of yes
    yah and hoorah rhyme with bah as in 'bah humbug!'
    yea is the spelling if it's yeas and nays
    yay and hooray seem right to me!
    Funny: A teacher in my school did a 'Hooray for Heroes' bulletin board last year but spelled it "Horray for Heroes" (think about it...) We gave her a REAL hard time!!
     
  12. AJK

    AJK Pre-k Montessori Teacher

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    New Question

    This is more of a grammar question....

    To indicate the possiblity of more than 1 parent you can write parent(s) with the s in parentheses. How do you write this when the word is possessive, for example: parent's work location or parents' work locations. Thank you!
     
  13. Upsadaisy

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    I don't think you can. You should say, "Parent's or parents' work locations."
     
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    AJK Pre-k Montessori Teacher

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    That's what I thought. Thank you all, my personal spelling and grammar police force :)
     

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