Spelling 3
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Spelling 3

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You can never know too many words - and that means knowing how to spell them, too. It is worthwhile building your vocabulary by learning a range of words, both those you might use every day and those you might save for special occasions.

This quiz includes many words you would not necessarily use often, but just think how impressive it will be when you do use them, correctly spelled!

1.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was still an ......, Sonia's ...... technique swiftly impressed her diving coach.
amachure, efishent
ameture, eficient
amateur, efficient
amature, effecient
Although she was still an amateur, Sonia's efficient technique swiftly impressed her diving coach.
2.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
George could not understand why the new editor never ...... how ...... he was to the smooth running of the newsroom.
acknoledge, indespensable
acnowledged, indispenseable
aknowledged, indespinsable
acknowledged, indispensable
George could never understand why the new editor never acknowledged how indispensable he was to the smooth running of the newsroom.
3.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julia expected her ...... to ...... her version of the event.
coleges, corroberate
colleagues, corroborate
collegues, coroborate
colleages, corrobrate
Julia expected her colleagues to corroborate her version of the event
4.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Their mother had always used the threat of an especially foul-tasting ...... as a ...... from falsely claiming to be ill on school days.
medcine, deterrent
medicine, deterrent
medecine, detterent
medicin, deterrant
Their mother had always used the threat of an especially foul-tasting medicine as a deterrent from falsely claiming to be ill on school days.
5.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julian believed himself to be a ...... of ...... cuisine.
connosure, exguisit
connoisseur, exquisite
conosure, exquisit
connoisur, exquisite
Julian believed himself to be a connoisseur of exquisite cuisine
6.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was merely ...... as a singer, she had quickly ...... herself into a starring role in the musical.
compitent, manuvered
competent, maneuvered
compatent, manouevered
competant, manoeuvered
Although she was merely competent as a singer, she had quickly maneuvered herself into a starring role in the musical
7.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Given her ...... salary, Karen thought her holiday to the ...... would have to be postponed for another year.
meger, Meditteranean
meager, Meditterranean
meagre, Mediterranean
meegre, Mediterranean
Given her meager salary, Karen thought her holiday to the Mediterranean would have to be postponed for another year
8.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
His inability to ...... the tone of a conversation could be ...... at times.
gage, disastrous
guage, disasterous
gauge, disastorous
gauge, disastrous
His inability to gauge the tone of a conversation could be disastrous at times
9.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
The majority of the working day was spent ...... with ...... clients.
liaising, corprate
liasing, cooperate
liaising, corporate
liasing, corperate
The majority of the working day was spent liaising with corporate clients
10.
Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
It had only been ...... that Kevin had ...... his vast horticultural knowledge.
incidentally, acquired
incidently, acquired
incidentaly, aquired
incidentally, ackwired
It had only been incidentally that Kevin had acquired his vast horticultural knowledge
Author:  Sheri Smith

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