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Spelling 6 - Add a Letter
Is this a TRIANGLE or a RIANGLE?

Spelling 6 - Add a Letter

The basic building block of the English language is the alphabet, which contains twenty-six letters, five of which are vowels and twenty-one others are consonants. With these letters thousands of words can be formed that help us to communicate with one another. Words that are formed have letters in them that are put together in a particular order so that the meanings are clear to everyone. Sometimes a single letter missing from a word or an extra letter added to a word would not sound right.

As mentioned in earlier quizzes spellings are complicated when used in the spoken form. Many times when we hear a word pronounced we think we know the correct spelling but after you have written down the spelling you realise that you might have made a mistake. Take a look at this example:

If someone speaks as follows ‘you THERE, come HERE and HEAR what I say carefully’ it is possible that you might write it as ‘‘you THEIR, come HEAR and HERE what I say carefully.’ Therefore, in order not to make mistakes it is up to you to practice regularly and learn all the spellings thoroughly and more importantly remember them while using them in the written form.

Sometimes, a single letter is the difference between the correct spelling and the wrong spelling. If you run through a majority of the words you will find that you are off the mark by a single letter. For instance your favourite snack the BISCUIT is not BISCUT and you need to remember to add an I after the U.

More often than not you would be correct if you follow a pronunciation and write down the spellings. However, there are exceptions and it is the exceptions that you must learn and practice to improve your spelling. Take this quiz and test your knowledge of spellings.

1.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter E.
ABDOMN ABID ABJUR
ABRADE ACCOST AVOID
AMENABLE AWAIT ABRIDGE
AUTHOR ADJUST ACCOST
ABDOMEN, ABIDE and ABJURE are the words formed
2.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter I.
PORTRAY GRIEVE SIEVE
CONCEPT PERCEPTIVE WEIRD
GRAVE BRAVE SLAVE
RECEPT DECEVE CONCEVE
RECEIPT, DECEIVE and CONCEIVE are the words formed
3.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter D.
REDUCE CROWDED GRIEVE
ADUCE PROUCE CHAIRE
SUMMER WHITHER CRAZE
WINTER WEDNESDAY BRAIN
ADDUCE, PRODUCE and CHAIRED are the words formed
4.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter S.
REMORSE CROSSWORD DISTANCE
BISCUIT SEVERE GOLDEN
SUCCES DICUSS REPIRE
MALICE PASSES CLASSES
SUCCESS, DISCUSS and RESPIRE are the words formed
5.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter T.
CHATER CIRCUI RIANGLE
ASTUTE RECTANGLE BUTTER
WATER CRATER START
CREATE VACATE TENNIS
CHATTER, CIRCUIT and TRIANGLE are the words formed
6.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter N.
CUNING PLANING STUNING
TRAINING GAMING RAINING
BANNER STUN BRING
NORTH CRUNCH DRENCH
CUNNING, PLANNING and STUNNING are the words formed
7.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter C.
CALLED SCALED SCREECH
ALLIED CIRCULAR POUNCE
MASTER ACCOST TRACE
BAKUP TRIK HARISMA
BACKUP, TRICK and CHARISMA are the words formed
8.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter V.
STRIVE DRIVE SURVIVE
DISCOVER COVER OVERTAKE
VANISH CONVERT CULVERT
DEOTE ARNISH CRAE
DEVOTE, VARNISH and CRAVE are the words formed
9.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter K.
KNOCK PICK POCKET
BECON ETTLE AWAE
WEARY FAKE CASKET
TRINKET PICKET WICKET
BECKON, KETTLE and AWAKE are the words formed
10.
In the four options given choose the group of three words that would have the correct spelling by adding the letter M.
TRAM CREAM MASON
CONDEMN SOLEMN REMIND
STAMER ATERIAL AUTUN
WOMAN MANLY WHIM
STAMMER, MATERIAL and AUTUMN are the words formed
Author:  V T Narendra

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