QUIZ: Guess the Correct Spellings of These Common English Words

English is a tricky language because many of the language’s steadfast spelling rules constantly contradict themselves. “I before E except after C” is a helpful spelling rule, but some exceptions to this rule include the words, “weird,” “forfeit,” “albeit,” “glacier,” and “seize.” With even these popular rules in mind it can be difficult to remember the correct spellings of each of these very common words.

English is a tricky language because many of the language’s steadfast spelling rules constantly contradict themselves. “I before E except after C” is a helpful spelling rule, but some exceptions to this rule include the words, “weird,” “forfeit,” “albeit,” “glacier,” and “seize.” With even these popular rules in mind it can be difficult to remember the correct spellings of each of these very common words.

To get a delicious meal delivered right to the table, go to a ___________.

  • Restarant
  • Restaurante
  • Restaurant
  • Resterant

The world’s largest restaurant is located in Syria. The Bawabet Dimashq restaurant has 6,014 seats and has a 580,000 square foot dining area.

The world’s largest restaurant is located in Syria. The Bawabet Dimashq restaurant has 6,014 seats and has a 580,000 square foot dining area.

They deserve __________ for graduating from graduate school.

  • Congradulations
  • Congratulatoons
  • Congradulashuns
  • Congratulations

Graduates throw their hats at the end of their graduation ceremony to signify flying free in the future. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for generations.

Graduates throw their hats at the end of their graduation ceremony to signify flying free in the future. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for generations.

It’s better to give than to __________.

  • Receive
  • Recieve
  • Receve
  • Reiceve

It is estimated that Americans each spent $942 on holiday gifts during the winter months in 2019, which in total reached over $1 trillion in holiday spending.

It is estimated that Americans each spent $942 on holiday gifts during the winter months in 2019, which in total reached over $1 trillion in holiday spending.

Couches, tables and chairs are all pieces of __________.

  • Furnitur
  • Furniture
  • Ferniture
  • Ferntiure

The average life-span of a sofa is 2,958 days, or about eight years. And upholstery is on average the third most expensive thing that people buy in their lifetime, just behind a house and a car.

The average life-span of a sofa is 2,958 days, or about eight years. And upholstery is on average the third most expensive thing that people buy in their lifetime, just behind a house and a car.

To find out which day of the week it is, check the __________.

  • Calender
  • Colender
  • Calendar
  • Colindar

The length of a year is actually 365, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds. Leap years help make up for this inconsistency in our calendars and clocks.

The length of a year is actually 365, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds. Leap years help make up for this inconsistency in our calendars and clocks.

The three branches of the __________ are legislative, executive and judicial.

  • Goverment
  • Govermnent
  • Guvernment
  • Government

Over four million people in the United States work for the government doing jobs like handling taxes, maintaining roads and bridges and working at public locations like parks and other facilities.

Over four million people in the United States work for the government doing jobs like handling taxes, maintaining roads and bridges and working at public locations like parks and other facilities.

I was afraid to __________ myself by showing of my dance moves.

  • Embarrass
  • Embarass
  • Embarras
  • Emmbarrass

Dancing is also a dangerous sport. In 1518, dozens of people passed away after dancing uncontrollably until they collapsed. This event lasted for about a month.

Dancing is also a dangerous sport. In 1518, dozens of people passed away after dancing uncontrollably until they collapsed. This event lasted for about a month.

This month only has 28 days (unless it is a leap year):

  • Febuary
  • Februery
  • Fabruary
  • February

February is one of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. In 2015, even the White House press office got the spelling wrong several times over the course of the month.

February is one of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. In 2015, even the White House press office got the spelling wrong several times over the course of the month.

I speak English fluently, but I have trouble with the language’s __________.

  • Grammar
  • Grammer
  • Gramar
  • Gramer

English grammar is pretty tricky to get a full grasp of because many grammar rules contradict themselves. Also, a new word is added to English dictionaries every two hours, so these rules are always changing!

English grammar is pretty tricky to get a full grasp of because many grammar rules contradict themselves. Also, a new word is added to English dictionaries every two hours, so these rules are always changing!

Every time I try to mix water and oil the two liquids __________.

  • Seperate
  • Seperete
  • Separate
  • Saperate

On a molecular level, oil is replied by water, which is why the two won’t mix together, no matter how hard you may try. This is why salad dressings typically separate when they settle.

On a molecular level, oil is replied by water, which is why the two won’t mix together, no matter how hard you may try. This is why salad dressings typically separate when they settle.

This day comes after Tuesday and before Thursday:

  • Wendsday
  • Wednesday
  • Wendesday
  • Wednasday

The day Wednesday was named after the Germanic god Woden. Woden was associated with wisdom, healing, royalty, knowledge and poetry in Germanic mythology.

The day Wednesday was named after the Germanic god Woden. Woden was associated with wisdom, healing, royalty, knowledge and poetry in Germanic mythology.

In the 1990s, in order to check the internet you needed to use a __________.

  • Computer
  • Cumputer
  • Computre
  • Comeputer

The most popular computer system ever sold was the Commodore 64, which was released in 1982. It was sold at a reasonable $595 and it was produced until 1994.

The most popular computer system ever sold was the Commodore 64, which was released in 1982. It was sold at a reasonable $595 and it was produced until 1994.

Her purse contains a __________ collection of items of all sorts.

  • Misellaneous
  • Miscallaneous
  • Miscellaneous
  • Misillaneous

Many people have what is referred to as a “junk drawer” in their homes, which is basically a catch all for miscellaneous items. Everything from hair ties to recipes can go in the junk drawer.

Many people have what is referred to as a “junk drawer” in their homes, which is basically a catch all for miscellaneous items. Everything from hair ties to recipes can go in the junk drawer.

The boss’s __________ will be taking notes on the meeting.

  • Secretary
  • Secratery
  • Secratary
  • Secretari

Typical responsibilities for secretaries include answering phone calls, taking messages and maintaining and managing appointments. It really takes an organized mind to handle those tasks!

Typical responsibilities for secretaries include answering phone calls, taking messages and maintaining and managing appointments. It really takes an organized mind to handle those tasks!

Don’t get this shirt near any open flames, it is highly __________.

  • Flamable
  • Flammable
  • Flammmable
  • Flemmable

For some strange reason, the words flammable and inflammable have the same definition of “able to set fire.” So, anything labeled as “inflammable” is still definitely flammable!

For some strange reason, the words flammable and inflammable have the same definition of “able to set fire.” So, anything labeled as “inflammable” is still definitely flammable!

A rabbit’s white fur acts as __________ while it walks through the snow.

  • Camoflage
  • Camoflauge
  • Camouflauge
  • Camouflage

During wars, each country developed their own styles of camouflage patterns. The technology to print camouflage didn’t exist until the 1920s, so clothes and hats were painted with the pattern.

During wars, each country developed their own styles of camouflage patterns. The technology to print camouflage didn’t exist until the 1920s, so clothes and hats were painted with the pattern.

We spilled confetti all over the floor, someone get the ___________ to clean it up.

  • Vaccum
  • Vacuum
  • Vaccuum
  • Vacume

The first vacuum cleaner was invented in the state of Iowa in 1860. Daniel Hess utilized hand-pumped bellows and a rotating brush to blow dust into a bag.

The first vacuum cleaner was invented in the state of Iowa in 1860. Daniel Hess utilized hand-pumped bellows and a rotating brush to blow dust into a bag.

Looking at the grey clouds, it’s __________ going to rain today.

  • Definitely
  • Definetly
  • Definately
  • Defiantly

“Definitely” is perhaps the most misspelt word in the English language. Its spelling is often confused with the word “defiantly,” which means to do something in a manner that shows bold disobedience.

“Definitely” is perhaps the most misspelt word in the English language. Its spelling is often confused with the word “defiantly,” which means to do something in a manner that shows bold disobedience.

Why do today what you can put off until __________.

  • Tommorow
  • Tommorrow
  • Tomorow
  • Tomorrow

The Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium has grown from about 9,000 visitors in its first year, 2005, to over 400,000 visitors in 2019. The festival is held over two weekends, but tickets usually sell out within minutes.

The Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium has grown from about 9,000 visitors in its first year, 2005, to over 400,000 visitors in 2019. The festival is held over two weekends, but tickets usually sell out within minutes.

Drummers have to have a great sense of __________.

  • Rhythm
  • Rithym
  • Ruthym
  • Rhythem

Apparently, drumming for a half hour can burn more calories than cycling, weight lifting or hiking. And drumming has been a part of human culture for centuries and may have been the first musical act.

Apparently, drumming for a half hour can burn more calories than cycling, weight lifting or hiking. And drumming has been a part of human culture for centuries and may have been the first musical act.

After __________ comes thunder.

  • Lighting
  • Lightening
  • Lightning
  • Lighteneng

It’s a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Lightning often strikes the same place multiple times, especially if the location has a tall, isolated object. For instance, the Empire State Building is hit by lightning multiple times every year.

It’s a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Lightning often strikes the same place multiple times, especially if the location has a tall, isolated object. For instance, the Empire State Building is hit by lightning multiple times every year.

There’s a money-back __________ on this item, so the customer can return it if they’re not satisfied.

  • Guarantee
  • Guaruntee
  • Guarentee
  • Guaruntie

The 18th century entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood pioneered the idea of a money-back guarantee with sales of his pottery products in Europe.

The 18th century entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood pioneered the idea of a money-back guarantee with sales of his pottery products in Europe.

Brushing teeth is an important part of having good __________.

  • Higene
  • Hygiene
  • Hygene
  • Higyene

Dental health experts have said that Americans on average spend a total of about 38 days over their lifetime brushing their teeth.

Dental health experts have said that Americans on average spend a total of about 38 days over their lifetime brushing their teeth.

The _______ Ocean is the smallest and coldest of all of Earth’s oceans.

  • Arktic
  • Arctick
  • Arcktic
  • Arctic

The Arctic Ocean includes the North Pole region of the Earth and it is not only the smallest and coldest ocean, but also the most shallow. During the winter, the ocean is covered entirely by ice.

The Arctic Ocean includes the North Pole region of the Earth and it is not only the smallest and coldest ocean, but also the most shallow. During the winter, the ocean is covered entirely by ice.

Good fences make good __________.

  • Neighbors
  • Neyghbors
  • Neighburs
  • Neihgburs

The phrase “good fences make good neighbors” is attributed to poet Robert Frost. Frost included the line twice in his poem “Mending Wall,” which was featured in his 1914 book “North of Boston.”

The phrase “good fences make good neighbors” is attributed to poet Robert Frost. Frost included the line twice in his poem “Mending Wall,” which was featured in his 1914 book “North of Boston.”

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