Words that Start with W

Words that Start with WA

Words that Start with WE

Words that Start with WH

Words that Start with WI

Words that Start with WO

Words that Start with WR

Words that Start with WU

Words that Start with WY

Words that Start with W


Verbs that begin with W

  • Linking verbs – was, were
    • Was – singular past tense of is, a form of “to be.” It is pronounced \wuhz\.
      • The dog was cute and happy, always running around the yard.
    • Were – plural past tense of is, a form of “to be.” It is pronounced \wur\.
      • The boys were excited when they found out they got a dog.
  • Action verbs – waver, writhe
    • Waver – to go back and forth between; to be uncertain. It is pronounced \wey-ver\.
      • I waver between choosing chocolate cake or apple pie.
    • Writhe – to twist the body from side to side. It is pronounced \rahyth\.
      • Some churches utilize school stages for their services.

Nouns that begin with W

  • Objects – wisp, wrench
    • Wisp – a thin lock of hair; a thin strip of smoke. It is pronounced \ wisp\.
      • My baby brother looks so cute with a little wisp of hair in his face.
    • Wrench – a tool used to twist and turn. It is pronounced \rench\.
      • To put my new bed together, we had to use a wrench to tighten the bolts.

Adverbs that begin with W

  • wearily, wrathfully
    • Wearily – in a tired manner; worn out physically or mentally. It is pronounced as \weer-i-lee\.
      • The mother wearily cleaned up the living room while her twins were sleeping.
    • Wrathfully – in a way full of anger or ire. It is pronounced \rath-fuhl-lee\.
      • The woman wrathfully yelled at the waiter after he spilled coffee in her lap.

Pronouns that begin with W

  • we
    • We – group indicating oneself and others; subject form of group and I. It is pronounced \wee\.
      • We gave our teacher a pretty coffee cup for her birthday.

Prepositions that begin with W

  • without, worth
    • Without – to leave out; not included. It is pronounced \with-out\.
      • After the show, the kids left without their snacks, so they were upset.
    • Worth – equal in value; deserving of; good enough. It is pronounced \wurth\.
      • It is not worth the money to repair my car after the accident, so I bought a new one.

Interjections that begin with W

  • whoa, wow
    • Whoa – A command to stop. It is pronounced as \hwoh\.
      • “Whoa! Why are you talking so meanly about him?”
    • Wow – an expression of surprise, wonder, or awe. It is pronounced \wou\.
      • “Wow! I can’t believe I finally got an A on my science test!”

The letter W is used at the beginning of many common words, in the middle and at the end.


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