Quiz: Only A Hardcore Grammar Nerd Can Spell The Top 20 Misspelled Words

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 Sep 20, 2017
1 of 20Pick your answer!
A letter or combination of them that is spelled differently but pronounced the same
alommorph
allomorph
alomorph
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A word that looks the same right side up and upside down
ambigram
ambagram
ambegram
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Repeating the last word in the previous sentence at the beginning of the next sentence
anadiplosis
anaddiplosis
anadipplosis
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When the same word is repeated at the beginning of several consecutive lines of poetry
anaphara
anaphora
anophara
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The noun to which a pronoun refers
antescedent
anticedent
antecedent
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The repetition of the same vowel sound several times in a sentence
assonance
asonnance
asonance
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When clauses are connected without conjunctions
asyndeton
assyndoton
asyndoton
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When concepts are arranged in an A-B-B-A pattern
chiasmus
kiasmos
chyasmos
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The informal language used in ordinary conversation
caloquial
collocial
colloquial
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Grammatical agreement, such as in number or case
conchord
concord
concored
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A linking verb, especially one meaning "to be"
copula
coppula
cupola
12 of 20Pick your answer!
The phenomenon where a pronoun's meaning can only be known from context
dexis
daexis
deixis
13 of 20Pick your answer!
When speakers of a language understand both its formal and informal registers
digglossia
diglossia
digglosia
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Exactly two people engaged in conversation
dyade
dyad
diade
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A misspelling based on similar sounds, such as "right of passage"
egchorn
eghcorn
eggcorn
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The basic meaning, without details
gist
gest
gyst
17 of 20Pick your answer!
A noun that means "the act of [doing verb]"
gerund
gerend
gerond
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A person's unique way of speaking
ideolect
idealect
idiolect
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An understatement, the opposite of hyperbole
litotie
litote
litoty
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For example, saying "the White House" to refer to the U.S. government
metonyme
metonomy
metonymy
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