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Can you pass this quiz of 4th grade spelling words?

You probably haven’t taken a spelling test since grade school. If that’s the case, it’s time to change that. No peeking at a dictionary or Google for this quiz of elementary school level, but surprisingly tricky, words.

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Can you pass this quiz of 4th grade spelling words?
Can you pass this quiz of 4th grade spelling words?
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You probably haven’t taken a spelling test since grade school. 

If that’s the case, it’s time to change that. 

No peeking at a dictionary or Google for this quiz of elementary school level, but surprisingly tricky, words.

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For example, cheating on a test of 4th grade spelling words might get you sent to the principal‘s office.

Incorrect spelling can have far-reaching consequences. Take a look at 9 of the most expensive typos in the world

 

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States have “capital” cities, and countries have “capitals".

A coincidence? No, but these 8 coincidences are so mind-bending they could actually be the sign of a higher power.

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It might sound identical to “allowed,” but “aloud” actually means the same thing as “out loud.”

For example, “I’m not allowed to play my music aloud when my baby brother is sleeping, so I use headphones.”

We live amid a cacophony of daily noise but, as we get older, many of us find that some sounds - such as the telephone ringing - become more difficult to hear.

Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent and overcome such problems, so you’ll be able to enjoy conversation, music and all the sounds you love for years to come.

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A “complement” is something that completes or increases the value of something else.

“Complament” isn’t a word at all, but you might think it is because of the way most people pronounce the word.

An insult is still an insult, no matter how subtle. Take a look at 16 of the most insulting compliments some people pepper throughout their conversations.

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“Affect” is a verb meaning to produce a change or - you guessed it - an effect.

To make matters more confusing, “affect” can also be a noun meaning a subtle display of emotion. 

Confusing? Yes. But certainly not the most misused word in the English language.  

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“Accept” is a verb meaning “to allow or agree to,” while “except” is a preposition meaning “with the exclusion of.”

In that way, their meanings are somewhat opposite!

When you’re trying to figure out which to use, ask yourself if you’re “allowing” or “excluding.”

Oh, and don't forget how to use a semicolon as well.

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This is one of the words that that old “I before E except after C” rule was created for.

That's probably the only common spelling rule that translates across both "American English" and "English English"

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Here’s a rule for spelling “embarrassed”—when in doubt, use double letters!

Just remember to consult a dictionary should you ever need to double check the spelling of a word. But not the American Heritage Dictionary. In 1987, the Anchorage School Board in Alaska banned the American Heritage Dictionary because it had “objectionable” entries.

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If you’re interested in spelling, try your hand at this quiz of notoriously difficult words to spell.

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No, you can’t “loose” your keys. But if you set your dog loose, you might lose him.

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Hopefully, you’re not encountering any demons at the gym, as that’s the only time you would use the homophone “exorcising.” 

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C’s and double-S’s make the same sound in “necessary,” making it a tricky word to spell! 

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If Choice C also looked familiar, that’s because “discus” is a disk-throwing track-and-field event.

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As in, if you got more than ten of these 4th grade spelling words right, you’re definitely a master speller! Officially feeling smarter than a fourth grader?

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Source: RD.com



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