Spelling Quiz: These 10 Questions Will Determine if You're a Good Speller
Put your spellings skills to the ultimate test.
These days, many people rely on autocorrect to spell words correctly. But if you'd say you're in the minority and don't need technology for a spelling assist, then get ready to put your spelling skills to the test. We've rounded up a list of the English language's most commonly misspelled words using the Oxford English Corpus, an electronic collection of more than two billion words that the experts at Oxford English Dictionary use to see how people are using the language. How many of these tricky words can you spell correctly? It's time to test yourself with this spelling quiz!
How do you spell the name of the region of islands off the southeast coast of the Gulf of Mexico?
You're not alone if this word trips you up with its two Bs—many people are tempted to use two Rs instead.
How do you spell the name of the United States' temperature scale?
It's the Hs that tend to confuse people when it comes to spelling Fahrenheit. That first one is sneaky!
How do you spell the common title for a monarch of Ancient Egypt?
When you're a king, you can throw any letters into your name, and the rest of us have to suffer the spelling consequences.
How do you spell the word for the act of dividing something up?
This one can be hard if you don't know where the Es and the As fall. Just remember to separate the "par" from "se-" and "-ate," and you'll never forget how to write this commonly misspelled word again.
How do you spell the name of this overwhelming feeling of happiness or excitement?
Is anyone ever excited to spell this word, with all those surprising Ss? We think not.
How do you spell the word for something that's too tempting to avoid?
Some might say it's almost irresistible to want to spell the end of this word with an "-able" versus the correct "-ible."
How do you spell the name of the language most commonly spoken in Brazil?
When it comes to spelling the native language of Portugal and Brazil, remember to add that second U.
How do you spell the word for the act of adapting to something or someone?
When you're trying to spell this tricky word, remember to accommodate for two sets of double letters: two Cs and two Ms.
How do you spell the name of the chart that shows the days and months of the year?
While you're crossing off the days on your calendar, remember to also cross out an "-er" at the end. Calendar is spelled with an "-ar" instead.
How do you spell the word for a strong desire to learn?
This is a curious word to spell because while its root word has a U in it, the word curiosity is actually spelled without one! And for more interesting ways to test yourself, try your hand at this quiz: Can You Correctly Answer These "Daily Double" Jeopardy! Questions?
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