Words beginning with prov...
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Words beginning with prov...

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"Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen." - Maimonides

One of the trickiest parts of spelling English is caused by the way that the language is pronounced. Unstressed vowels, whether a, e, i, o, or u, all sound the same, as schwa, written ǝ. Often it is possible to work out how to spell the unstressed vowel through knowledge of spelling rules or of a word's root. Sometimes, however, no clue exists. The word "liar" provides an example. It could be "lier" or "lior", since many words take those endings to indicate a person who does a particular action (in this case, lie). So you can have a "scaffolder", a "doctor", and a "liar". Apparently, the -ar suffix was once fashionable and some words which had previously ended in -er changed over time to end in -ar. Thus "scholar" was once "scoler". How is anyone supposed to spell correctly in these circumstances?

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A polygon having four sides
    This is a rather tricky word! The most difficult letters to remember are the vowels
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A means of gathering information for a survey
    Don't forget to double the n
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The person or company responsible for the process of producing books
    Remember that the final syllable is spelled -er
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail
    Here the "ay" sound is made with the split digraph a-e
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A line, usually of people or cars assembled in the order they arrived and waiting for some event or service
    The vowels are lined up in a queue: u-e-u-e
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To become competent or eligible for some position or task
    The words "qualify" and "qualification" are related
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To a moderate extent or degree
    Spelling "quite" can be quite difficult
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use
    Add pro- to "vision" to get "provision"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
    Watch out for the i! Compare "biceps" to help you remember
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise
    Be careful not to confuse "quiet" with "quite"!

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