Yesterday Ani was doing a page in her Wordly Wise workbook. For part of it she had to look at four words and circle the one that didn’t belong. I figured that if she could adequately argue why she chose a certain answer I’d accept it. The four words in one list were couple, pair, two, crowd. Ani circled two.
Me: Why did you circle two?
Ani: Because it is a number.
Me: What makes couple, pair, and crowd the same?
Ani: They are all people.
I told her they were looking for the circled answer to be crowd and told her why. She accepted that to be a possibility but preferred her answer and reasoning.