Are You An Expert Speller?

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Are You An Expert Speller? - Quiz

In regards to spelling, the English language delivers several curve balls. Manny of us believe that we are experts once we have completed high school. Unfortunately, there are several words that are commonly misspelled, even by those with college degrees. Believe that you are an expert speller? Test your skills with the following quiz.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the proper way to spell an usual word that is used quite often:

    • A.

      Weird

    • B.

      Wierd

    • C.

      Weered

    • D.

      Wearred

    Correct Answer
    A. Weird
    Explanation
    The correct spelling for the usual word that is used quite often is "Weird." This is the commonly accepted spelling and is the proper way to spell the word.

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  • 2. 

    How would you properly quarter this word?

    • A.

      Acommodate

    • B.

      Accomodate

    • C.

      Accommodate

    • D.

      Accomadate

    Correct Answer
    C. Accommodate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Accommodate." This is the correct spelling of the word. The other options have incorrect spellings, such as "Acommodate," "Accomodate," and "Accomadate."

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  • 3. 

    Not many carry these about these days.

    • A.

      Hankerchief

    • B.

      Handkerchief

    • C.

      Hankkerchief

    • D.

      Hankerchef

    Correct Answer
    B. Handkerchief
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Handkerchief." The word refers to a small piece of fabric that is used for wiping or blowing one's nose. The statement "Not many carry these about these days" suggests that handkerchiefs are not commonly carried or used by people nowadays.

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  • 4. 

    Many people do not want this to happen when they step into a courtroom.

    • A.

      Indite

    • B.

      Endite

    • C.

      Indict

    • D.

      Inndite

    Correct Answer
    C. Indict
    Explanation
    When people step into a courtroom, they do not want to be indicted. Indict means to formally accuse someone of a crime, typically by a grand jury. Being indicted can lead to serious legal consequences, such as prosecution and potential imprisonment. Therefore, it is understandable that people would not want this to happen to them in a courtroom.

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  • 5. 

    It seems as if very few utilize this today.

    • A.

      Conscience

    • B.

      Consciounce

    • C.

      Consence

    • D.

      Conscious

    Correct Answer
    A. Conscience
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conscience". This is the correct spelling of the word that refers to an inner voice or sense of right and wrong. The sentence suggests that only a few people use or rely on their conscience in present times.

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  • 6. 

    Shakespeare is among the most notable of these.

    • A.

      Playwrite

    • B.

      Playright

    • C.

      Playrite

    • D.

      Playwright

    Correct Answer
    D. Playwright
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Playwright" because it is the correct spelling of the word that refers to a person who writes plays. Shakespeare is mentioned as being one of the most notable individuals in this field, indicating that the correct answer should be the correct spelling of the word.

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  • 7. 

    Many children feel as if their parents do this to them more often than they would like.

    • A.

      Embarrass

    • B.

      Embaras

    • C.

      Imbarrass

    • D.

      Embearass

    Correct Answer
    A. Embarrass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Embarrass". This word accurately represents the feeling that many children experience when their parents make them feel self-conscious or ashamed. The other options, "Embaras", "Imbarrass", and "Embearass", are not valid spellings of the word and do not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 8. 

    This go between is rarely spelled properly.

    • A.

      Laison

    • B.

      Liaison

    • C.

      Liason

    • D.

      Leeason

    Correct Answer
    B. Liaison
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Liaison." A liaison is a person or entity that acts as a link or intermediary between two parties. The word "liaison" is commonly used in English and is spelled correctly in this context. The other options, "Laison," "Liason," and "Leeason," are incorrect spellings of the word.

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  • 9. 

    This tropical paradise is misspelled and mispronounced almost as often as breaths are taken.

    • A.

      Carribean

    • B.

      Carabean

    • C.

      Carribbean

    • D.

      Caribbean

    Correct Answer
    D. Caribbean
    Explanation
    The correct spelling and pronunciation of the tropical paradise in question is "Caribbean." This word is commonly misspelled and mispronounced due to its complex combination of letters and sounds. The answer provided is the correct spelling and pronunciation of the word, which is often mistaken or confused with similar variations such as "Carribean," "Carabean," or "Carribbean."

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  • 10. 

    Even crews cannot get the spelling correct.

    • A.

      Maintenance

    • B.

      Maintainance

    • C.

      Maintennance

    • D.

      Maintainence

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintenance
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "Maintenance". This word refers to the act of keeping something in good condition or the process of preserving or repairing something. Despite being a commonly misspelled word, it is essential for crews to know the correct spelling to ensure effective communication and professionalism in their work.

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