Spelling (Common Mistakes)
This is a desert and NOT a dessert. A dessert is a pudding.

Spelling (Common Mistakes)

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Are you excited or exited to be playing this quiz? There are many common mistakes in spelling. Incorrectly spelled words can give the impression of laziness, so get your practice in with our spelling quizzes.

See if you can find the correct spelling of the following words.

1.
Which word means 'covered'?
Rapt
Wraped
Wrapped
Wrapt
'Wrapt' / 'rapt' means 'lost in thought'
2.
Which word means 'left'?
Excited
Excitted
Exited
Exitted
'Exit' (no c) means 'way out'
3.
Which word means 'way down'?
Decent
Descent
Desent
Dissent
'Decent' = 'suitable/kind', 'dissent' = disagree
4.
Which word is a sandy region?
Derrset
Derset
Desert
Dessert
'Dessert' means 'pudding'
5.
Which word might you find at a harbor?
Kee
Key
Quay
Quey
'Key' unlocks a door
6.
Which word is fixed and floating?
Booy
Bouy
Boy
Buoy
Learn how to spell 'buoy/ant' - 'u' before 'o'
7.
Which word can mean 'agitated' or 'thrilled'?
Excited
Excitted
Exited
Exitted
A common mistake is to write 'exited' for 'excited'
8.
Which word means 'peaceful'?
Quiet
Quiete
Quit
Quite
Learn 'quite quiet' = 'partially/wholly peaceful'
9.
Which word can be eaten?
Derset
Deserrt
Desert
Dessert
'Desert' is 'a sandy region' - see question 4
10.
Which word means 'to disagree'?
Decent
Descent
Disent
Dissent
'Descent' means 'way down' - see question 3
Author:  Sue Daish

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