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Words beginning with al...
The hotel had every amenity that we required.

Words beginning with al...

Although you may be good at spelling, test yourself in this KS3 quiz with these words beginning at al.

"... the English alphabet is pure insanity, it can hardly spell any word in the language with any degree of certainty." - Mark Twain.

English, unlike many other languages, is not spelled phonetically. For instance, the "ph" used in the spelling of "alphabet" is a substitution for the Greek letter phi, ϕ. (Remember that "alpha" is the name for the first letter in the Greek alphabet.) Although the sound can be made more efficiently by using one letter, f, English instead preserves the French spelling it borrowed when the word "alphabet" first made its appearance in the language. And while "spell" could perhaps be spelled with only one l (spel), the use of the double l preserves a link to the Old English verb "spellian". See? It all makes perfect sense!

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1.
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The space between two lines or planes that intersect
angle
angul
angyl
angel
Remember not to mix up "angles" and "angels". Otherwise your maths teacher might be rather surprised!
2.
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To look at closely or to take apart
anilise
analyse
anylyse
anerlyse
You might have to work at remembering "analyse" and "analysis"
3.
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A quantity or volume
amount
amownt
armount
amountt
The key part of this word to remember is the vowel combination, ou
4.
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Using the voice; not silently
allowed
alouerd
alloud
aloud
Remember not to get this word mixed up with "allowed"!
5.
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Arranged in order according to the alphabet
alpherbetical
alferbetical
alphebetical
alphabetical
"Alphabet" + -ical
6.
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"The hotel had every a--------- that we required"
ameanity
amenity
ameenity
armenity
"Amenity" is one of those words which has diminished over time. It is usually limited to describing features of the human environment in promotional materials
7.
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A process of dismantling or separating into constituent elements
analersis
anallysis
analysis
analisis
Did you know that the plural of "analysis" is "analyses"?
8.
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A character set used to write a language
alpherbet
alferbet
alphabet
alphebet
"Alpha" is the name for the first letter of the Greek alphabet
9.
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Living both on land and in water
amphibian
amphibien
amfibian
amfibiern
Being unstressed, the -an ending might be the trickiest part of this word. You'll also need to remember the use of ph to spell the "f" sound
10.
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It was difficult, a------- not as difficult as we had expected
althogh
althow
although
aulthough
If you can spell "though", you can probably also spell "although"
Author:  Sheri Smith

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