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Spelling:  -ough
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Spelling: -ough

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Although bough, dough and through are all spelled with an 'ough', they are all pronounced quite different from each other (apart from although and dough!). The unfortunate thing about words in '-ough' is that the '-ough' is not always pronounced the same, e.g. in 'cough' it is heard as 'off' but in 'though' it is heard as a short 'oh'.

Spelling is pretty tricky in English, so make sure that you spend time on your spelling. Having said that, this is a really easy quiz and some of the words don't always end in plain '-ough'. Take your time and look at all the answers before choosing. If you struggle with spelling, the best way to learn is to practise, practise, practise! We have plenty of spelling quizzes, not only in our 11-plus, but also in the KS2 and KS3 sections.

Take a look, play a few each day and eventually you'll be a whizz at spelling.

1.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
caught
taught
cought
brought
It should be spelt 'caught'
2.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
plough
through
borough
burough
It should be spelt 'borough'
3.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
rough
trough
bought
baught
It should be spelt 'bought'
4.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
allthough
through
although
thought
It should be spelt 'although': one 'l'
5.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
wrote
wroughte
snowplough
thought
It should be spelt 'wrote'
6.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
woughrt
breakthrough
wart
taught
It should be spelt 'wart'
7.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
tough
rough
coff
enough
It should be spelt 'cough'
8.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
nought
sought
sawt
though
It should be spelt 'sought'
9.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
although
though
enuff
dough
It should be spelt 'enough'
10.
Which one of the following words has been misspelt?
cough
bowgh
trough
dough
It should be spelt 'bough'
Author:  Frank Evans

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