KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with pre... (Questions)

The presence of Santa Claus means presents! How many words can you spell beginning at pre in this KS3 spelling quiz?

"I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That's pretty much what it's about." - James Caan.

In general, formal writing, such as an essay or a report, does not tend to use contractions. Words such as "it's", "don't" and "that's", along with "would've", "should've" and "can't", are signs of informal writing because they give the impression of spoken language.

You already know, of course, that apostrophes are used for possession and for omission.

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For example, "you're" is the contraction of "you are", with the apostrophe showing where the a has been omitted. But here's an interesting fact: apostrophes of possession were originally used for omission. In earlier forms of English, before the use of the apostrophe, mannes, for instance, meant "man's". The word for "man" and the possessive ending became contracted and the apostrophe we still use today shows where the replaced letters once were.

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1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A strong liking or personal valuation
[ ] preferrence
[ ] prefference
[ ] prefrence
[ ] preference
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning
[ ] preffix
[ ] prefix
[ ] preifix
[ ] preefix
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Bias, irrational hostility or antagonism
[ ] prejadice
[ ] prejudise
[ ] prejerdice
[ ] prejudice
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
[ ] preparation
[ ] preperation
[ ] preparetion
[ ] prepuration
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A word that is used with a noun or pronoun to link it to the rest of the sentence
[ ] prepousition
[ ] prepesition
[ ] prepposition
[ ] preposition
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
[ ] presentetion
[ ] presentation
[ ] prezentation
[ ] presintation
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations
[ ] pressiure
[ ] presure
[ ] presseure
[ ] pressure
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To show or watch something, or part of it, before it is complete
[ ] preeview
[ ] preveew
[ ] preview
[ ] preaview
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple
[ ] preest
[ ] priest
[ ] preist
[ ] preast
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To arrange or list a group of things in order of importance
[ ] prioritize
[ ] prioratise
[ ] prioritise
[ ] priorotise
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with pre... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A strong liking or personal valuation
[ ] preferrence
[ ] prefference
[ ] prefrence
[x] preference
There are no vowels besides the letter e in this word!
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning
[ ] preffix
[x] prefix
[ ] preifix
[ ] preefix
The word "prefix" includes the prefix, pre-
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Bias, irrational hostility or antagonism
[ ] prejadice
[ ] prejudise
[ ] prejerdice
[x] prejudice
Can you see the root of the word related to "judgement"?
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
[x] preparation
[ ] preperation
[ ] preparetion
[ ] prepuration
The words "prepare" and "preparation" are related
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A word that is used with a noun or pronoun to link it to the rest of the sentence
[ ] prepousition
[ ] prepesition
[ ] prepposition
[x] preposition
You might think of this word as pre- plus "position"
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
[ ] presentetion
[x] presentation
[ ] prezentation
[ ] presintation
If you can spell "present", you should be fine with "presentation"
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations
[ ] pressiure
[ ] presure
[ ] presseure
[x] pressure
Remember the double s
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To show or watch something, or part of it, before it is complete
[ ] preeview
[ ] preveew
[x] preview
[ ] preaview
The prefix, pre-, plus the word "view" make "preview"
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple
[ ] preest
[x] priest
[ ] preist
[ ] preast
"Priest" is an example of the "i before e" rule in action
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To arrange or list a group of things in order of importance
[ ] prioritize
[ ] prioratise
[x] prioritise
[ ] priorotise
The words "priority" and "prioritise" are related. "Prioritize" is the correct spelling in US English