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wet

 

The word "wet" is used when water comes into contact with a surface or soaks into an object. The opposite of wet is dry.

  • The ground is all wet today because it rained last night.
  • The streets are also wet.
  • My bike is wet because I left it outside.
  • You're going to get wet if you don't bring an umbrella with you today.
  • Everyone got wet when they went on the canoe trip.
  • My watch got wet. Now it doesn't work.
  • Be careful. That paint is wet.
  • There's wet paint on the walls.

As a verb, "wet" is irregular:

simple past past participle
wet
wet
wet
  • Brenda wet a cloth with cold water and put it on her forehead because she had a headache.
  • It's a good idea to wet the soil before working on it because that reduces dust in the air.
  • The little boy wet his bed. He often wets his bed at night. (wet one's bed = pee in the bed)

There are a few compound words that use the word "wet."

  • A wetland area is made up of land and water. In some areas of the United States, wetlands are preserved because they provide a natural habitat for animals.
  • Some activities in the water require the wearing of a wetsuit. Scuba divers, for example, wear wetsuits.

girl with sprinkler

Kids love to get wet in the summer time.

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September 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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