Spelling: w and wh
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Spelling: w and wh

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Wh- and w- words cause confusion in English when it comes to their spelling. Here's a useful tip: if it's a question word beginning with 'w-', then it's spelled with 'wh-'. For example: 'what?', 'where?'.

1.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
whose?
weel (a rotating round part)
who?
whom?
The spelling should be 'wheel'
2.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
wasp (an insect)
warp (to get twisted)
whiff (slight or brief smell)
wheak (not strong or fit)
The spelling should be 'weak'
3.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
which?
why?
when?
were?
The spelling should be 'where'
4.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
whim (a sudden thought or idea)
wale (a big marine mammal)
whine (to make a high-pitched sorrowful sound)
wine (an alcoholic drink made from grapes)
The spelling should be 'whale'
5.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
warf (a docking place for ships)
whetstone (a stone used for sharpening tools and weapons)
weather (the condition of the atmosphere)
whist (a card game)
The spelling should be 'wharf'
6.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
whip (to lash somebody or something)
welk (a marine mollusc: a sea creature)
wear (to clothe)
weave (to make cloth)
The spelling should be 'whelk'
7.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
when?
where?
which?
hose?
The spelling should be 'whose'
8.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
whiskey (an alcoholic drink)
whack (to hit with a loud sharp blow)
weat (grass with edible grain)
werewolf (somebody who can change into a wolf)
The spelling should be 'wheat'
9.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
when?
why?
whitch (somebody with magic powers)
what?
The spelling should be 'witch'
10.
Which one of the following words has been spelled wrongly?
whisper (to speak very quietly)
wish (desire)
were (past tense of verb 'be')
whealth (a great amount of money)
The spelling should be 'wealth'
Author:  Frank Evans

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