right, write, rite, wright

right or writeright – correct, or opposite of left √

He drove to the lights and turned right.
He always thinks he’s right but he’s always wrong!

I think the library is on the right – I hope I’m right.

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Fotolia_10370304_XSwrite – to make words, letters etc.
If you want to be a writer, you must write.
I need to write an email.

memory trick – write words

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10.02 (1)(2).jpgrite – a ceremony performed by a particular group of people, often for religious purposes – funeral rites.

Phrases
rite of passage – a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death: A novel which depicts the state of adolescence and the rites of passage that lead to adulthood

Retirement ceremonies and farewell parties are part of the rites of passage when employees retire or resign.

Catholics celebrate the rite of the Mass.

A boy’s first haircut is a rite of passage.


William Shakespearewright

*This is not a common word but people tend to spell right and write with it.

The word wright is from an Old English word meaning worker or maker


The word we most use with wright is playwright – a person who writes plays.

William Shakespeare was a playwright. Tom Stoppard is a playwright. There are some good playwrights in the world.

A master shipwright is a person who has learned to use his skills with precision and is capable of teaching them to others.

A wheelwright makes wheels.


Spelling help
Remember that the ending of playwright is spelled -wright (from the old-fashioned word wright meaning ‘a maker or builder’).


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