While some were discovering new things about familiar words this afternoon, one group introduced us to a brand new word. Zoe found it in a book she is reading. The word is sycophant. It is defined as a self server; one who uses flattery to win favor with one who yields influence. We might call such a person a “yes-man”. It was decided that this person would not be considered sincere and should not be believed. In Zoe’s book, the sycophant is not a person but a creature.
When it was time to practice our grammar, it felt right to incorporate our new word! Here is another example of how we use knowledge, logic, and reason to analyze and better understand the structure of a sentence.