Can You Spell These Words Correctly?

By: Isadora Teich

This jacket has:

Sequins is a plural noun. This is considered a basic 8th-grade level spelling word.

Don't _______ her.

Abandon is a 7th-grade level spelling word. It is a verb which means to desert someone either physically or emotionally.

He gave me bad:

Advice is a noun. Advise is a verb. English is quite tricky.

I'll have a:

Biscuits refer to small cake like treats in the US. However, in the UK, cookies are called biscuits.

I don't eat:

Celery is a green vegetable. This is a 7th-grade level spelling word.

_____________ is one of the symptoms.

Congestion is a noun. It is the state of being congested.

Who is your favorite________?

Character is a noun. It can refer to a fictional person or the distinctive nature of something or someone.

Don't __________ yourself.

Embarrass is a verb. This is a 7th-grade level spelling word.

He saw a:

Phantom is a noun. A phantom is a ghost or apparition.

Don't touch the ________ of the fire.

Embers is a plural noun. It refers to the glowing coal or wood burning in a dying fire.

The ________ is dormant.

Volcano is a noun. This is a 7th-grade level spelling word.

He studies:

Language is a noun. It is a method of spoken or written communication.

She is an ________ magician.

Amateur is a noun. It means non-professional.

He's a real life:

Villain is a noun. This is an 8th-grade level spelling word.

This tastes:

Weird is an adjective. It is an 8th-grade level spelling word.

It's an ________ club.

Elite is an adjective meaning best. It is an 8th-grade level spelling word.

The weather is so:

Humid is an adjective. It is a 7th-grade level spelling word.

There is ______ evidence.

Scant is an adjective. It means barely sufficient.

I got a:

Manicure is a noun. It is a cosmetic treatment for the hands and nails.

She wants a ________.

Telescope is a noun. It is a tool used to see things that are far away.

He has no respect for:

Authority is a noun. This is considered a challenge word at the 8th grade level.

The wolf was ______ of people.

Wary is an adjective. It means to feel or show caution of potential danger.

It had been a ______ day.

Chaotic is an adjective. It is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.

_______ Indian food is delicious.

Authentic is an adjective. This is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.

She won the:

Pageant is a noun. While it can refer to any procession of costumed people, in modern English it usually applies specifically to beauty pageants.

Can you name a:

Philosopher is a noun. This is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.

I can ________ swim.

Basically is an adverb. It means fundamentally or in the most essential respects.

He works as a _______ stylist.

Personal is an adjective. Something personal is either private, unique, particular or belonging to a single person.

Take me to:

Paradise is a noun. It refers to an idealized place or state.

Check the:

Calendar is a noun. This is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.

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About This Quiz

When it comes to spelling do you get it right every single time? There is a reason that people have been entertained by spelling bees for decades. It's not because spelling and the English language are a walk in the park. While some languages are phonetic, which means that their words are spelled almost exactly as they sound, that is rarely the case in the English language. This is a bigger part of what can make spelling so tricky: Sometimes two words that look exactly the same on paper sound totally different. Occasionally, you even get small groups of words that sound exactly the same when you hear them spoken, but can look very different on paper. And in different cases these words can mean the same thing or entirely different things. 

English has roots in many other languages, which is part of what can make the spelling so confusing. Different words come from different backgrounds and therefore might follow totally different rules. This is a big part of the reason why editing writing is often a job all of its own. 

If you are a master speller who knows English and its many exceptions and rules inside out, then put your brain to the ultimate spelling test with this difficult spelling quiz! 

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