Can you spell the 15 most commonly misspelled words?

The English language is very tricky, even for people who have been immersed in it from a young age. But
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The English language is very tricky, even for people who have been immersed in it from a young age.

But perhaps one of the most difficult things for those fluent in English is learning how to spell. As we get older, some words can still confuse us because of silent letters or sounds.

So we thought we’d do a little test today – select the correct spelling in each of the following questions to test your spelling of the most commonly misspelled words!

1. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) acomodate
b) accomodate
c) acommodate
d) accommodate

2. Which of the following spellings is preferred in British English?
a) acknowledgment
b) acknowledgement
c) acknowlegment
d) acknowlegement

3. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) arguement
b) argument
c) arguemant
d) arguemint

4. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) comitment
b) comitmment
c) commitment
d) comitmant

5. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) consensus
b) concensus
c) consencus
d) consenssus

6. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) deductible
b) deductable
c) deductuble
d) deductabel

7. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) dependant
b) depindant
c) dependent
d) dependunt

8. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) embarras
b) embaras
c) embarass
d) embarrass

9. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) existance
b) existence
c) existanse
d) existanc

10. Which of the following spellings is correct for a page at the beginning of a book?
a) foreward
b) forword
c) forworde
d) foreword

11. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) harass
b) haras
c) harrass
d) herrass

12. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) inadvertant
b) inadvartant
c) inadvartent
d) inadvertent

13. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) indispensabel
b) indispensible
c) indispensable
d) indespensible

 

14. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) occassion
b) ocassion
c) occasion
d) ocasion

 

15. Which of the following spellings is correct?
a) prerogative
b) perogative
c) perogitive
d) preragitive

Answers here.

How many did you get right?

 

  1. Carole Morrison  

    Two of them were wrongly spelt if you live in Australia

  2. John Reid  

    Sorry, but 6 is and always has been deductible. Silly, I know, when you consider indispensable. But then that’s the language we use and love.
    Other than that, your test is right.

    • Dianne  

      You have to click on the link (the word ‘here’ at the bottom)

    • PAULINE  

      SCROLL DOWN AND UNDER Q15 IT SAYS ANSWERS CLICK ON THE WORD HERE.

  3. Jan Hoskins  

    Can’t see any answers either

  4. 1-d 2-b 3-b 4-c 5-c 6-a 7-c 8-d 9-b 10-d-11-a-12-d 13-c-14-c 15-a. All 15 correct.

  5. There are two correct answers for question 7 as well. 7a, e.g. dependant – child or spouse and dependent – relies on.

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