UKUK USUSIndiaIndia
Fun Learning and Revision for KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE
Join Us
Words beginning with st...
Something not expected is a surprise.

Words beginning with st...

Stare at the little mouse on the stair - with clogs on. Check your spelling skills of KS3 words beginning at st.

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs." - Vance Havner.

Do you enjoy collecting old, even archaic, words? Do you use them? How many times have you used the word "venture" in your life? "Venture" is both a noun and a verb. A person might venture all of her possessions in a great gamble, meaning that there is some risk the gamble will not succeed.

To use the word as a noun: a person might engage in a highly risky venture. If you knew the word "venture" is an abbreviated form of another word, would you be able to guess what it was? "Adventure", of course! Easy, right? This is an example of an aphetic word, meaning that part of the word has been lost over time. Other examples include "way", as in "he was way out of his depth", where "way" was originally "away".

Challenge your spelling skills with this quiz.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
1.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Without fail; certainly, undoubtedly; with confidence
surelly
surrely
surrelly
surely
Add the suffix -ly to the word "sure"
2.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The achievement of one's aim or goal
success
sucess
succes
sucese
Remember "success" has a double c and double s
3.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Resembling a dream
sureeal
surreal
surreel
sureal
Add the prefix sur- to "real"
4.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc
survey
surevey
surviey
surveiy
What sound does the ey digraph make here?
5.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Lower in rank or importance
suboardinate
suboirdinate
subourdinate
subordinate
It can be helpful to break this word down into syllables: sub-ord-i-nate
6.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
subteraction
subbtraction
subttraction
subtraction
If you can spell "subtract", you'll have no problem with "subtraction"
7.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object
symbol
symnbol
symble
simbol
The o of the unstressed final syllable can be tricky to remember
8.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Ability to withstand an applied stress
streancth
streangth
strength
strenkth
The words "strength" and "length" are spelled similarly
9.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Something not expected
surprise
surpreise
suprise
surpriese
Are you ever surprised by that first r in "surprise"?
10.
Click the correct answer for the following definition.
One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning
sufefix
suffaix
suffix
suffex
Why does "prefix" have only one f, but "suffix" has two?
Author:  Sheri Smith

© Copyright 2016-2018 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more