Words beginning with si...
Having or showing knowledge and aptitude is to be skilful.

Words beginning with si...

I've got my sights on those sites. Check the spelling of words beginning at si.

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." - Vincent van Gogh.

Sometimes the most everyday words can have the most interestingly varied spellings. Take the word "star", for instance. In its Old English forms the word had multiple correct spellings, depending on dialect. In the Northumbrian dialect, its spelling was stearra. Other versions of Old English spell the word as steorra, sterra or stiorra. These differences continued for centuries and into other versions of English, so that early American spellings of the word "star" include stair and stare. Can you think of any everyday words being used now, where people cannot agree on the spelling? Who do you think gets to decide the final version of a word?

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another
    The e at the ending of "simile" is pronounced as -ey-, -ie- or -ee-
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances
    The words "situate" and "situation" are related
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A follower of the fifth-largest organised religion in the world
    Here the i makes an "ee" sound
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The things worth seeing in a particular place
    The words "sights", "lights", "frights" and "nights" are spelled similarly
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Having or showing knowledge and aptitude
    Remember there is only one l in each of the syllables of "skilful". The spelling "skillful" is used in US English, however
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Places chosen for a certain use or for occupation
    Not to be confused with "sights"!
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To make a brief, basic drawing
    "Sketch" is spelled similarly to "fetch", "retch" and "wretch"
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A monotheistic religion originating in northern India
    If you can spell "Sikh", you'll easily manage "Sikhism"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A visible indication
    Here the gn digraph makes the n sound (sometimes this is referred to as a "silent g")
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    In an earnest manner; honestly
    The words "sincere" and "sincerely" are related

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