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Words beginning with prov...

Prove your spelling prowess in this KS3 quiz on words beginning at prov, provided by Education Quizzes!

"Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen." - Maimonides

One of the trickiest parts of spelling English is caused by the way that the language is pronounced. Unstressed vowels, whether a, e, i, o, or u, all sound the same, as schwa, written ǝ. Often it is possible to work out how to spell the unstressed vowel through knowledge of spelling rules or of a word's root. Sometimes, however, no clue exists. The word "liar" provides an example. It could be "lier" or "lior", since many words take those endings to indicate a person who does a particular action (in this case, lie). So you can have a "scaffolder", a "doctor", and a "liar". Apparently, the -ar suffix was once fashionable and some words which had previously ended in -er changed over time to end in -ar. Thus "scholar" was once "scoler". How is anyone supposed to spell correctly in these circumstances?

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1.
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An eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail
qaiver
quaiver
qauver
quaver
Here the "ay" sound is made with the split digraph a-e
2.
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An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use
provisian
provisien
provision
provisiun
Add pro- to "vision" to get "provision"
3.
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To become competent or eligible for some position or task
qualiffy
qaullify
qaulify
qualify
The words "qualify" and "qualification" are related
4.
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With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise
quiert
quiat
quiete
quiet
Be careful not to confuse "quiet" with "quite"!
5.
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The person or company responsible for the process of producing books
publisher
publishor
publlisher
publishier
Remember that the final syllable is spelled -er
6.
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A line, usually of people or cars assembled in the order they arrived and waiting for some event or service
que
quie
qeueu
queue
The vowels are lined up in a queue: u-e-u-e
7.
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A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
quadraceps
quadruceps
quadroceps
quadriceps
Watch out for the i! Compare "biceps" to help you remember
8.
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A means of gathering information for a survey
questionnare
questionaire
questionnaire
questiennaire
Don't forget to double the n
9.
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A polygon having four sides
quadralateral
quadrulateral
quadrilateral
quadrolateral
This is a rather tricky word! The most difficult letters to remember are the vowels
10.
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To a moderate extent or degree
quete
qite
quite
quiete
Spelling "quite" can be quite difficult
Author:  Sheri Smith

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