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Words beginning with bu...
The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese is a cathedral.

Words beginning with bu...

Be a busy bee and make it your business to improve your spelling of words beginning at bu in this KS3 quiz.

“A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.” - Baltasar Gracian

Although the quote above is, of course, a joke, there is a grain of truth in it. The greater your vocabulary, the more likely you will be to find an alternate way to get your message across. This can be especially useful when you find that you've been repeatedly using the same word, when the grammar of your sentence seems to be becoming snarled-up, or when you just can't seem to spell a word you wish to use. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to practise your spellings to avoid such issues and in order to develop a fluent writing style.

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1.
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A sequence of 8 bits
bight
beit
byte
bite
Remember that it is "byte", not "bite"!
2.
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The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
cathedrul
cathederal
catheedral
cathedral
The unstressed vowel, a, in the last syllable is the tricky one
3.
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A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer
carteridge
cartridg
cartridge
cartredge
It might help to remember this word as cart + ridge
4.
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To determine the solution to something by a mathematical process
calcalate
calculate
calqulate
calkulate
If you can spell "calculate", you'll have no trouble with the related word, "calculation"
5.
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A type of fortified structure usually built during the Middle Ages
castel
cassle
castule
castle
Castle is another word with the -le ending
6.
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A major class of foods that includes sugars and starches
carbohydrate
carbohydraite
carbohidrate
carbohyrait
It's easy to remember the elements of this word: carbo-, like "carbon", and "hydrate"
7.
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Two or more wires used for electrical power or data circuits
cable
kabul
caible
caybel
This spelling is also used for "cable car"
8.
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A complete list of items. Usually alphabetical
catalog
catalogue
caterloge
caterlogue
The -ogue ending might catch the unsuspecting student out!
9.
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Placed in a grave
berryed
burried
berried
buried
In the past tense, "bury" becomes "buried"
10.
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A commercial or industrial enterprise
businese
business
busines
busyness
Remember that the y of "busy" is replaced with an i in "business"
Author:  Sheri Smith

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