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Having or showing knowledge and aptitude is to be skilful.

Words beginning with si...

I've got my sights on those sites. Check the spelling of KS3 words beginning at si.

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." - Vincent van Gogh.

Sometimes the most everyday words can have the most interestingly varied spellings. Take the word "star", for instance. In its Old English forms the word had multiple correct spellings, depending on dialect. In the Northumbrian dialect, its spelling was stearra. Other versions of Old English spell the word as steorra, sterra or stiorra. These differences continued for centuries and into other versions of English, so that early American spellings of the word "star" include stair and stare. Can you think of any everyday words being used now, where people cannot agree on the spelling? Who do you think gets to decide the final version of a word?

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1.
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To make a brief, basic drawing
scetch
skeitch
scketch
sketch
"Sketch" is spelled similarly to "fetch", "retch" and "wretch"
2.
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A follower of the fifth-largest organised religion in the world
Sekh
Siekh
Sikh
Seikh
Here the i makes an "ee" sound
3.
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A monotheistic religion originating in northern India
Siekhism
Seikhism
Sikhism
Sekhism
If you can spell "Sikh", you'll easily manage "Sikhism"
4.
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Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances
situation
sittuation
situetion
situattion
The words "situate" and "situation" are related
5.
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In an earnest manner; honestly
sincerly
sinccerely
sinncerly
sincerely
The words "sincere" and "sincerely" are related
6.
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Places chosen for a certain use or for occupation
saites
sites
seites
sities
Not to be confused with "sights"!
7.
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A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another
simale
simele
simile
simule
The e at the ending of "simile" is pronounced as -ey-, -ie- or -ee-
8.
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A visible indication
siegn
sign
saign
seign
Here the gn digraph makes the n sound (sometimes this is referred to as a "silent g")
9.
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The things worth seeing in a particular place
sieghts
seitts
seights
sights
The words "sights", "lights", "frights" and "nights" are spelled similarly
10.
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Having or showing knowledge and aptitude
skilfull
skilful
skilfful
skillfull
Remember there is only one l in each of the syllables of "skilful". The spelling "skillful" is used in US English, however
Author:  Sheri Smith

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