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Spelling Practice 7

Rewrite the words with their suffixes in the blanks.

  1. We hired two (attorney + -s) _____ to handle the case.
  2. She insisted on (relay + -ing) _____ the message to her father.
  3. I found the movie very (enjoy + -able) _____
  4. The children were (play + -ing) _____ outdoors.
  5. The mosquitoes were a serious (annoy + -ance) _____
  6. He always (hurry + -es) _____ to get to school early.
  7. The lumberjack ate (hearty + -ly) _____ through a stack of pancakes.
  8. She spent all her spare time (study + -ing) _____ for the exam.
  9. He (angry + -ly) _____ slammed the door.
  10. 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.

  1. The children created a game in which they pretended to be animal __.
  2. There were flash __ of lightning in the dark sky.
  3. He struck several match __ before one finally caught fire.
  4. You have two guess __ at the correct answer.
  5. Spelling is one of the most helpful skill __ you can develop.
  6. He peeled so many potato __ in the army that he wouldn't eat french fries for a year.
  7. The two soprano __ gave a wonderful performance.
  8. He wished there were more hero __ in the world today.
  9. The piano __ were out of tune.
  10. The farmers harvest their tomato __ in the summer months.

Spelling Practice 9

Circle the correctly spelled word in each of the following sentences.

  1. The argument seemed (ilogical, illogical) to me.
  2. He was busy (collating, colating) all the pages.
  3. She was (irreverent, ireverent) in church today.
  4. The (comentator, commentator) on TV summarized the news of the day.
  5. They (colaborated, collaborated) on the project for school.

Spelling Practice 10

Practice using apostrophes by correcting the following sentences.

  1. Mrs. Clarks' store had been built in the 1970s.
  2. Everyones lawn chair's were stored in John and Marys backyard.
  3. They had gone to the ladies room to powder their nose's.
  4. Wed rather have dinner at my mother-in-laws house next door.
  5. The Barnes' house has two garage door's.

Spelling Practice 11

Circle the correct term in each sentence.

  1. I will have two (week's, weeks') vacation in (N.O.V., Nov.) this year.
  2. Gen. (Jone's, Jones's) order was to leave on (Sun., Sund.)
  3. My letter to my professor was addressed, "Mary Stevens, (PHD., Ph.D.)"
  4. (Les's and Larry's, Les and Larry's) mopeds were parked outside.
  5. My uncle moved to the state of (M.D., MD) when he became an (M.D., MD).

Answers

Answers to Spelling Practice 1

  1. niece
  2. deceit, conscience
  3. achieving, height
  4. relieved
  5. reign
  6. cashier
  7. surveillance
  8. frieze
  9. chief
  10. fiend

Answers to Spelling Practice 2

  1. psychology
  2. answer
  3. debt
  4. gnarled
  5. indict
  6. knowledge
  7. calm
  8. ghost
  9. often
  10. autumn

Answers to Spelling Practice 3

  1. finally
  2. submitting, submitted
  3. thinking
  4. stirred, stirring
  5. controlling, controlled
  6. plainness
  7. rebelling, rebelled
  8. weakness, weakly
  9. legally
  10. raining, rained

Answers to Spelling Practice 4

  1. cymbal
  2. generous
  3. trafficking
  4. circus, giraffe
  5. circulate

Answers to Spelling Practice 5

  1. weak
  2. bear
  3. minor
  4. peel
  5. which
  6. stationery
  7. right
  8. cord
  9. past
  10. descent

Answers to Spelling Practice 6

  1. surprising
  2. desirable
  3. courageous
  4. fortunately
  5. peaceable
  6. advertisement
  7. careless
  8. politeness
  9. argument
  10. disgraceful

Answers to Spelling Practice 7

  1. attorneys
  2. relaying
  3. enjoyable
  4. playing
  5. annoyance
  6. hurries
  7. heartily
  8. studying
  9. angrily
  10. worried

Answers to Spelling Practice 8

  1. animals
  2. flashes
  3. matches
  4. guesses
  5. skills
  6. potatoes
  7. sopranos
  8. heroes
  9. pianos
  10. tomatoes

Answers to Spelling Practice 9

  1. illogical
  2. collating
  3. irreverent
  4. commentator
  5. collaborated

Answers to Spelling Practice 10

  1. Clark's
  2. Everyone's, chairs, Mary's
  3. ladies', noses
  4. We'd, mother-in-law's
  5. Barnes's, doors

Answers to Spelling Practice 11

  1. weeks', Nov.
  2. Jones's, Sun.
  3. Ph.D.
  4. Les's and Larry's
  5. MD, M.D.
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