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 actually has two "s"s. Double letters can cause a great deal of confusion among writers, so if you can never remember how many "s"s and "p"s are in Mississippi, then you're not alone!
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? And why on Earth is the word "knight" spelled with a "k?" At least you can't confuse it with "night" which seems to have an extraneous "g" floating in there.
Whew! If we haven't completely confused you, take this quiz to find out how many of the commonly misspelled words you can identify!