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Proven Techniques to Improve Spelling Practice (page 2)

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 14, 2011

Written Practice 8

For each of the following lines, circle the plural noun that is spelled incorrectly and spell it correctly.

  1. holiday   bulletin   knifes   teeth   _____
  2. father-in-laws   chairs   bows   towels   _____
  3. lice   childs   deer   bunches   _____
  4. gestures   occurrences   bulletin   radioes   _____
  5. trays   handsful   clients   women   _____

Written Practice 9

Choose the correctly spelled word in each sentence.

  1. This manual (superceeds/supersedes) the first one we received.
  2. (Procede/Proceed) to the corner and turn right.
  3. At the meeting, Manuel (preseeded/preceded) me on the program.
  4. Have you read about the states that wanted to (secede/seceed) from the union?
  5. Your praise (exceeds/excedes) what I expected.

Answers

Written Practice 1

1. Span-ish 2. Tel-e-phone 3. to-day 4. yes-ter-day 5. pre-sent 6. con-ta-gious

Written Practice 2

1. impossible 2. illogical 3. irreplaceable 4. uncomplicated 5. unnecessary

Written Practice 3

1. carelessness 2. noticeably 3. happiness 4. truly 5. famous

Written Practice 4

1. spotting 2. carelessness 3. developed 4. preference 5. badly

Written Practice 5

1. occurred 2. referred 3. none 4. runner 5. sunning

Written Practice 6

1. relief 2. niece 3. seize 4. deceived 5. leisure

Written Practice 7

1. shoes 2. crashes 3. trains 4. heroes 5. stories

Written Practice 8

1. knives 2. fathers-in-law 3. children 4. radios 5. handfuls

Written Practice 9

1. supersedes 2. Proceed 3. preceded 4. secede 5. exceeds

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