Spelling Rules Practice
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Spelling Rules Practice
Spelling Rules Practice1
Circle the word in the parentheses that is spelled correctly.
- My (niece, neice) was born on Thanksgiving Day.
- The would-be criminal was prone to (deciet, deceit), but in the end his (conscience, consceince) got the better of him.
- After (acheiving, achieving) his goal of winning the Super Bowl, the quarterback retired at the (height, hieght) of his career.
- I was (releived, relieved) when I realized I hadn't missed my flight.
- The (reign, riegn) of a top-ranked tennis player is short-lived.
- When I was in college, I worked as a (casheir, cashier) at the local grocery store.
- There are (surveillance, surviellance) cameras in the lobby of my building.
- I decided to go with a wallpaper (frieze, freize) along the upper wall in the family room.
- I have always wanted to be a (chief, cheif) editor.
- He is a (feind, fiend) with no conscience.
Spelling Practice 2
Fill in the missing (silent) letters in the following words.
Spelling Practice 3
This exercise focuses on double consonants. Choose an appropriate ending for each word: -ed, -ing, -ness, or -ly. Rewrite the word on the line that follows it, doubling the consonant if necessary.
- rebel (v)_____
Spelling Practice 4
Using the previous list, add the missing letters to the following words:
- The crashing of the c_mbal made them all pay attention.
- He was a g_nerous man who gave willingly of what he had.
- He was arrested for traffic_ing in drugs.
- The local c_rcus added a g_raffe to its main act.
- The fan helped to c_rculate the air.
Spelling Practice 5
Circle the word that fits correctly into the sentence.
- I feel light-headed and (week, weak) if I skip lunch.
- I can't (bear, bare) to leave my dog at the kennel.
- My boss made a big deal out of a very (miner, minor) mistake.
- I don't like to (peal, peel) onions because my eyes water.
- I don't know (witch, which) decision is right for me.
- Yesterday, I went to the (stationary, stationery) store to buy a red pen.
- You have the (right, write) to request a promotion.
- I like my new printer because it doesn't require a (chord, cord).
- In the (passed, past), I used to run five miles a day.
- When I fly, I always find the (descent, dissent) to be the most nerve-wracking part of the trip.
Spelling Practice 6
Write the following combinations in the blanks provided, keeping or omitting the final e as necessary.
- It was a (surprise + -ing) _____ ending.
- The real estate agent said that the property would be very (desire + -able) _____ on the market.
- The astronauts were remarkably (courage + -ous)_____ men and women.
- (Fortunate + ly), she made it home right before the rain started.
- The Quakers are a (peace + -able) _____ people.
- He read a great (advertise + -ment) _____ in the paper today.
- He had to learn not to be so (care + -less) _____ with his wallet.
- He was known for his (polite + -ness) _____ and good manners.
- They had an (argue + -ment) _____ on the phone.
- He left the room in a (disgrace + -ful) _____ condition.
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