Can You Pass This Quiz of 4th Grade Spelling Words?
No peeking at a dictionary—or Google!
Which of these words describes a deeply held value or unbreakable rule?
Which word goes here? “Boston is the ____ of Massachusetts.”
Provinces and states have “capital” cities, and countries have “capitals,” but U.S. legislators meet in “capitol” buildings.
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It might sound identical to “allowed,” but “aloud” actually means the same thing as “out loud.” For example, “I’m not allowed to play my music aloud when my baby brother is sleeping, so I use headphones.”
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Which of the following is a kind, praising statement someone makes to someone else?
A “complement” is something that completes or increases the value of something else. “Complament” isn’t a word at all, but you might think it is because of the way most people pronounce the word.
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Which of these words is a noun describing a noticeable change or result?
“Affect” is a verb meaning to produce a change or—you guessed it—an effect. To make matters more confusing, “affect” can also be a noun meaning a subtle display of emotion.
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“Accept” is a verb meaning “to allow or agree to,” while “except” is a preposition meaning “with the exclusion of.” In that way, their meanings are somewhat opposite! When you’re trying to figure out which to use, ask yourself if you’re “allowing” or “excluding.”
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Which of these words means “to get or take into your possession”?
This is one of the words that that old “I before E except after C” rule was created for.
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Which of these words means “experiencing shame or humiliation”?
Here’s a rule for spelling “embarrassed”—when in doubt, use double letters!
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Which of the following means “to misplace or forget the whereabouts of” (or “to come off worse in a competition”)?
No, you can’t “loose” your keys. But if you set your dog loose, you might lose him.
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When you go to the gym, which of the following are you doing?
Hopefully, you’re not encountering any demons at the gym, as that’s the only time you would use the homophone “exorcising.”
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C’s and double-S’s make the same sound in “necessary,” making it a tricky word to spell!
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Which of these do you do when you talk about a topic of conversation or consideration?
If Choice C also looked familiar, that’s because “discus” is a disk-throwing track-and-field event.
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Which of these words means “indisputably” or “absolutely”?
As in, if you got more than 10 of these questions right, you’re definitely a master speller!
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