Word for Wednesday: Immediately

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Our Word for Wednesday theme for 2023 is tricky spelling words. This year, after sharing the definition and etymology of each week’s word, we will end every blog post with some tips and tricks to help you spell it.

In March, we looked at the words beautifulbecausebusinessdefinitely, and disappear. Our first tricky spelling word for April is immediately.

If something happens immediately, it means it happens straight away without delay or hesitation. 

Here is immediately used in some example sentences:

  • Please reply to me immediately
  • It started to rain and we left the park immediately
  • ‘Stop talking immediately,’ the teacher said. 

The word dates to the early-fifteenth century, from immediate and the suffix -ly. Immediate comes from the Old French ‘immediat’, from the Late Latin ‘immediatus’. 

Immediately has the word media in the middle of it. Use this mnemonic to help you remember how to spell the word: I Manage MEDIA TEarn a Living Yearly.

Test yourself on immediately and other tricky spelling words in this list

05 Apr 2023
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