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Words beginning with ae...
Quick and light in movement is agile.

Words beginning with ae...

"Are we allowed to do that?" she said aloud. How good is your spelling of words beginning at ae? Find out in this KS3 quiz.

The school doctor asked "Have you ever had trouble with appendicitis?" Fred replied "Only when I've tried to spell it". BA DUM TSS!

Do you ever wonder about the number of "silent" letters in English? Or why words are not pronounced as you might think they ought to be? Explanations for the difficulties people face when trying to spell English words usually come down to one of two reasons: either the word has been part of the English language for a very long time and its pronunciation has changed over the centuries, or the word is borrowed from another language. The suffix, -itis, is a Latin form of a Greek suffix. Its use in English is usually in medical terminology used to describe disease, for instance "appendicitis", "vasculitis" or "arthritis".

1.
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An understanding between individuals to follow a specific course of conduct
aggremant
agrement
agreement
aggreement
"Agree" + -ment
2.
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Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance
aysthetic
aiysthetic
aesthetic
aisthetic
"Aesthetic", a word derived from the Greek language, is not especially easy to spell!
3.
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The quality of being agile
ajility
agility
agillity
agylity
The final -e becomes an i when the -ty suffix is added
4.
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Permitted, as in: No one under 17 a--------
alowed
allowed
alowerd
aloud
Sometimes when people aren't paying close attention to their writing, they use the homonym "aloud" by mistake
5.
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To influence or alter
affect
arfect
affectt
afect
Remember not to confuse the verb, "to affect", with the noun, "effect"
6.
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An intoxicating beverage contains this
alcahol
alcerhol
alcohol
alcuhol
The o in the middle of "alcohol" is the tricky part of the word
7.
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Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
ailiteration
alliteration
aliteration
allitaration
Double l!
8.
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The art or science of cultivating the ground
aggriculture
agriculture
agricultur
agryculture
Did you know that agri- comes from "ager", the Latin word for "field"?
9.
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Quick and light in movement
agile
agil
agyle
ajile
"Agile" is pronounced differently in various dialects of English
10.
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Having a pH greater than 7
alkerline
alckaline
alkaline
alcerline
Because the "k" sound in English can be spelled in so many different ways, this letter might be the hardest part of the spelling to remember
Author:  Sheri Smith

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