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The attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball is a costume.

Words beginning with cont...

To continue testing your KS3 spelling, have a go at these words beginning at cont.

If GH can stand for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau

The right way to spell POTATO should be: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU!

PHEW! At least English spelling is usually somewhat more sensible than ghoughphtheightteeau! Have a go at this quiz for more practice.

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1.
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An invention or artwork
creation
creatiene
creatiun
creatien
"Create" and "creation" are related
2.
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Shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines
croshatch
crossehatche
crosshach
crosshatch
The "tch" hear makes the ch sound
3.
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'He took a c------- in mechanics'
cors
cause
course
coors
Of course!
4.
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A number representing the position of a point along a line
co-ordinate
co-ordinait
co-ordinete
co-ordernate
The word "co-ordinate" is gradually losing its hyphen. It is also correct without the hypen: "coordinate"
5.
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To exercise influence over
conntrol
controle
controll
control
The o in the first syllable and the o in the second syllable may look the same, but they do not sound the same!
6.
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A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time
crotshait
crotchete
crotchet
croshet
Were you surprised by the t in the middle of the word?
7.
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The attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
costume
costium
costoom
costum
The -ume of "costume" rhymes with "flume" and "plume"
8.
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The set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work
copyright
copieright
copiright
copyrite
Be careful not to get muddled between "copyright" and "copywrite"!
9.
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The territory occupied by a nation
country
countrie
cuntrie
countrey
Vowels are so much trickier to remember than the consonants!
10.
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A region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
countiy
countie
county
countey
Be careful to distinguish between "county" and "country"
Author:  Sheri Smith

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