Words beginning with ev...
The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state is evaporation.

Words beginning with ev...

Eventually, evolution will itself evolve. Test your spelling knowledge of words beginning at ev in this KS3 quiz.

"As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary." - Charles de Lint.

Did you know that the words "figment", "fiction" and "feign" are all related? The link between them is the Latin verb fingere, which means "to fashion" or "to mould". "Fact", like "fiction", also derives from a Latin word, but in this case it's factum, which means an action or event, among other possibilities. Of course, the same words are used to recount a real-life event, or fact, as to concoct an imaginary, or fictional, event. Attempting to capture the truth of an event in language is a difficult business, a translation from deeds to words.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A statement that makes something comprehensible
    The words "explain" and "explanation" are related. As with the pair "exclaim" and "exclamation", what has happened to the i of "explain"?
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Chemical process in which one atom, ion or group changes place with another
    You can think of this word as ex- plus "change"
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An assessment, such as an annual personnel performance review
    The words "evaluate" and "evaluation" are related. The root, "value", loses its -e when -ation is added
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A large scale public showing of objects or products
    Watch out for the h!
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The action of leaving. 'He made his e------ at the opportune time'
    Short and sweet!
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion
    Remember the double s
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise
    Did you know that "exclaim" and "exclamation" are related? What happens to the i of "exclaim"?
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state
    If you can spell "evaporate", you should have no trouble with "evaporation"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness
    Remember to keep the c and the s the right way round!
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Anything admitted by a court to prove or disprove alleged matters of fact in a trial
    The adjective "evident" is related to the noun, "evidence"

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