Can you pass this U.S. spelling test?

Jouviane Alexandre

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There are a lot of words that are commonly mispelled (or are they misspelled?) While you're questioning which one is right, how good are YOU at spelling? Test your knowledge and pick out the correct answer from these commonly mispelled (or misspelled) words!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

When spelling "misspelled," it is helpful to remember the prefix "mis-" before adding the word "spelled" afterward.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Don't get confused between "accept" and "except!" Often confused with the suffix "-ible," accept is followed by the ending "-able."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

As Cher would sing, "Do you believe in life after love?" When spelling the word "believe," it is useful to remember the rule, "I before E, except after C."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

With the word "conscience," it helps to think of the word "science" as a part of it. The "ch" sound can be tricky, so don't be fooled!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

It might be embarrassing to spell embarrass wrong! When spelling it, don't forget the two sets of twins, 2 R's and 2 S's.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Grateful is commonly misspelled, due to the word "great." In order to help you remember, don't forget to be grateful, but not so much that you need two L's!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Height is another confusing word because of the silent letters. In order to remember its spelling, associate the word with the number eight!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

We often want to keep similar sounding words together, but the spelling of guarantee and warranty are nothing alike.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Liaison is a French word that was adopted into the English dictionary. Just remember that the international word contains two "I's."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Perseverance is often misspelled, due to the mispronunciation of the word. Many pronounce the word with an "R" sound before the "V" and others confuse the "-ance" ending.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Receive, just like believe, is a commonly misspelled word. The trick is to remember the phrase, "I before E, except after C."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

The word relevant is often misspelled by replacing the final "A" with an "E." While it might not often be mispronounced, it is commonly misspelled with a "V" coming before the "L."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Sergeant is often misspelled, due to the "sar" sound that comes at the beginning of the word. The "-eant" ending also brings confusion, due to the silent "A."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly to show POSSESSION:

"Their," "there" and "they're" are commonly misspelled and misused. "Their" is used to show possession, while "there" is used to pinpoint locations and "they're" is the contraction of "they are."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

"Amateur" is another commonly misspelled word, due to the "ch" sound within. Another word with French influence, the word adopts the ending "-eur" rather than "-er."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

The soft "C" sound of cemetery might make people think the word begins with an "S." Another tip when spelling is that the word contains only one vowel: "E."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Discipline is another word that is often misspelled, due to its pronunciation. The soft C/S sound might have you thinking it's one letter or the other, but it's both!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

"Exceed" is often misspelled, due to its ending, "-ceed." It is often incorrectly replaced with endings like "-cede" and "-sede."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

While one might think to use the spelling of "fear" for the word "fiery," it is easier to think of the E in "fire" jumping up one spot.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

"Gauge" is another difficult word to spell. Many are tricked into using the spelling "gage," but there is a "U" that makes an appearance.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Another word that follows a rule, hierarchy can be spelled with the rule, "I before E, except after C." The silence "H" in "archy" might also cause confusion, but think of arches as high!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly and means "funny":

Not to be confused with "humerus," the bone that shapes the upper arm, a synonym for funny would be "humorous," with the word "humor" as its root.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

You'll only find two vowels in this word, "I" and "E." This word is often misspelled with an "-ant" ending.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly and is a military rank:

If you're a fan of fried chicken, you might be familiar with Colonel Sanders. The word is often replaced with "kernel," which is the edible part of corn.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

While you might be convinced to use the "I before E" rule, it doesn't apply in this case! Think of the Hawaiian flower necklace, the lei!

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

People often misspell the second month of the year, "February." It is probably due to the fact that some people don't pronounce the first "R."

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Due to the soft C/S sound in the word, license is often misspelled. A trick to remember is that the letters come in alphabetical order: C before S.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Another French word adopted into the English language, maneuver is also commonly misspelled. The word is confusing due to the vowel combination of "eu" in the center.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Medieval is another word that is often misspelled, because of the seemingly silent letters. Many are tricked into thinking the word begins with "Mid" and the "I" is often lost.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

When spelling millennium, one might get confused with the double letters, but just remember you'll find two twins: 2 L's and 2 N's.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

It's a privilege to know the proper spelling of this word. Just be sure to remember there are two I's and two E's.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Some might misspell receipt, due to the silent P. Make sure you'll never forget the P, like you wouldn't want to forget your receipt.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Rhythm is often misspelled due to the silent H. It's helpful to recall the spelling of "rhyme" and continue from there.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

Occasionally might be confusing due to the double letters within the word. Many are tricked into believing there are 3 sets of pairs, but there are only two: 2 C's and 2 L's.

Which of the following words is spelled correctly:

"Judgment" is often misspelled as "judgement." For a tip when spelling it, remember that the judge must remove the E before continuing.

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