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!)
- Click the CORRECT spelling.
- The spellings considered correct are
American spellings (because I'm an American). The preferred spelling
will differ in the British Commonwealth in some cases (at least
one that I'm sure of).
- "Variants" listed in your dictionary are not correct --
they are variants. That means people use them -- they are not
preferred by educated editors. Ain't is also in your dictionary --
that does NOT mean it's correct.
Other pages about spelling:
A Spelling Test, by Mindy McAdams
Copyright © 1992, 1995 by Mindy McAdams. All Rights Reserved.
If you want to link to this page,
go ahead. If you want to reproduce
the spelling test in printed form, please
provide the URL of this page.
Questions and comments
are welcome; send e-mail.
Revised on November 21, 1995
Hits since 11/1/95: