Quiz: Can You Spell These 35 Tricky Words?
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Can You Spell These 35 Tricky Words?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Were you a shoo-in for the annual spelling bee in school? Do you still pride yourself on being able to spell even the most difficult words? If you think you can hang with the national spelling champs, take this quiz.

Let's begin with the misspelling of the word misspell. Did you know that misspell is often misspelled? If you didn't, you might be in trouble. Too many people spell misspell with only one "s," as in "mispell," when the word misspell actually has two "s"s. Confused? Don't be. Let's dig into the subject further.

Some of the most common spelling errors occur in the example above: misspell. Double letters can cause a great deal of confusion among writers. Another reason words are often misspelled is because of silent letters, as in the word pneumonia. We certainly don't pronounce the "p," now do we? But, let's get serious. If you can't spell the word misspell, and you need to write something such as, "That word is misspelled," simply change the sentence to "that word is not spelled correctly." Just avoid spelling the words you commonly misspell.

Whew! If we haven't completely confused you, take this quiz to find out how many of the commonly misspelled words you can identify.

1 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Well, that's not at all wierd.
2 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She can no longer accomodate his lies.
3 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Put your hankercheef in your pocket.
4 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The jury voted to indite him for the crime.
5 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was buried at the local cemetary.
6 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? His career as a playwrite is over.
7 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? He strutted around like an Egyptian pharoah.
8 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Her wishes superceded anything her children wanted.
9 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was in ecstacy on the beach.
10 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? He wanted to live on a Carribean island.
11 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? It is not good to harrass people.
12 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Alaska has an artic climate.
13 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The incident occured on Wednesday.
14 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Her recomendation included good nutrition.
15 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Your work expenses are no longer deductable.
16 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She found the pronounciation of the word difficult.
17 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Maintenence of your vehicle is of the utmost importance.
18 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She worked as a liason between the union and management.
19 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? He spent eight months convalencing after the stroke.
20 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The party was a welcome to the new millenium.
21 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She just could not get the rhythym right.
22 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? Her angry words weighed on her consience.
23 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The weird dream weighted on her mind.
24 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The internet is too full of mispelled words.
25 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was admitted to the hospital because she had neumonia.
26 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The friendly dog was a purebred Chihuaha.
27 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She told him that he was her angle.
28 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The dinner cost a total of nintey dollars.
29 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? The rent payment was thousands of dollers.
30 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was celebrating fourty years with the company.
31 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was enthralled with the beatiful garden.
32 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was planning her vacation to Austrailia.
33 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? He struggled hard to acheive all of his goals.
34 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She was unhappy because she felt she received little acknowledgament for her hard work.
35 of 35
Which word is spelled incorrectly? She wanted to aline her education with her career goals.
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