Spelling Rules Practice (page 2)
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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.
Spelling Practice 7
Rewrite the words with their suffixes in the blanks.
- We hired two (attorney + -s) _____ to handle the case.
- She insisted on (relay + -ing) _____ the message to her father.
- I found the movie very (enjoy + -able) _____
- The children were (play + -ing) _____ outdoors.
- The mosquitoes were a serious (annoy + -ance) _____
- He always (hurry + -es) _____ to get to school early.
- The lumberjack ate (hearty + -ly) _____ through a stack of pancakes.
- She spent all her spare time (study + -ing) _____ for the exam.
- He (angry + -ly) _____ slammed the door.
- The student is (worry + ed) _____ that she won't get her assignment turned in on time.
Spelling Practice 8
Add -s or -es to the words in the following sentences.
- The children created a game in which they pretended to be animal __.
- There were flash __ of lightning in the dark sky.
- He struck several match __ before one finally caught fire.
- You have two guess __ at the correct answer.
- Spelling is one of the most helpful skill __ you can develop.
- He peeled so many potato __ in the army that he wouldn't eat french fries for a year.
- The two soprano __ gave a wonderful performance.
- He wished there were more hero __ in the world today.
- The piano __ were out of tune.
- The farmers harvest their tomato __ in the summer months.
Spelling Practice 9
Circle the correctly spelled word in each of the following sentences.
- The argument seemed (ilogical, illogical) to me.
- He was busy (collating, colating) all the pages.
- She was (irreverent, ireverent) in church today.
- The (comentator, commentator) on TV summarized the news of the day.
- They (colaborated, collaborated) on the project for school.
Spelling Practice 10
Practice using apostrophes by correcting the following sentences.
- Mrs. Clarks' store had been built in the 1970s.
- Everyones lawn chair's were stored in John and Marys backyard.
- They had gone to the ladies room to powder their nose's.
- Wed rather have dinner at my mother-in-laws house next door.
- The Barnes' house has two garage door's.
Spelling Practice 11
Circle the correct term in each sentence.
- I will have two (week's, weeks') vacation in (N.O.V., Nov.) this year.
- Gen. (Jone's, Jones's) order was to leave on (Sun., Sund.)
- My letter to my professor was addressed, "Mary Stevens, (PHD., Ph.D.)"
- (Les's and Larry's, Les and Larry's) mopeds were parked outside.
- My uncle moved to the state of (M.D., MD) when he became an (M.D., MD).
Answers to Spelling Practice 1
- deceit, conscience
- achieving, height
Answers to Spelling Practice 2
Answers to Spelling Practice 3
- submitting, submitted
- stirred, stirring
- controlling, controlled
- rebelling, rebelled
- weakness, weakly
- raining, rained
Answers to Spelling Practice 4
- circus, giraffe
Answers to Spelling Practice 5
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Answers to Spelling Practice 7
Answers to Spelling Practice 8
Answers to Spelling Practice 9
Answers to Spelling Practice 10
- Everyone's, chairs, Mary's
- ladies', noses
- We'd, mother-in-law's
- Barnes's, doors
Answers to Spelling Practice 11
- weeks', Nov.
- Jones's, Sun.
- Les's and Larry's
- MD, M.D.
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