A Spelling Test

I compiled a list from many sources and edited it to 50 commonly misspelled words, making my choices based on my 11 years of experience as a copy editor. You can take the test (below) and see how you did right away. There are some spelling tips on another page. (Hey! It's cheating if you look now!)


Please note:

Other pages about spelling:


1. annoint anoint
2. coolly cooly
3. supersede supercede
4. irresistible irresistable
5. developement development
6. alright all right
7. seperate separate
8. tyranny tyrrany
9. harrass harass
10. desiccate dessicate
11. indispensable indispensible
12. recieve receive
13. pursue persue
14. reccomend recommend
15. desperate desparate
16. liquify liquefy
17. seize sieze
18. cemetary cemetery
19. subpoena subpena
20. definately definitely
21. ocassion occasion
22. consensus concensus
23. inadvertant inadvertent
24. minuscule miniscule
25. judgment judgement
26. inoculate innoculate
27. drunkenness drunkeness
28. occurence occurrence
29. dissipate disippate
30. weird wierd
31. alot a lot
32. accomodate accommodate
33. embarrassment embarassment
34. ecstacy ecstasy
35. repetition repitition
36. battalion batallion
37. despair dispair
38. irritable irritible
39. accidently accidentally
40. liaison liason
41. memento momento
42. brocolli broccoli
43. millennium millenium
44. yeild yield
45. existence existance
46. independent independant
47. sacreligious sacrilegious
48. insistent insistant
49. excede exceed
50. privilege priviledge

To start over:


A Spelling Test, by Mindy McAdams
Copyright © 1992, 1995 by Mindy McAdams. All Rights Reserved.
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Revised on November 21, 1995


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