Spell-check won't help you this time!
Ready to challenge your brain? Here's your test! Most people won't be able to spell every single one of these tricky words right, will you? If you're an avid reader or love to write, you will have a serious advantage. We will start off with some easier words, but hold on to your seat because things will ramp up fast! Don't worry, we give you answer options to help you decide, but no cheating! With auto-correct and spell checkers built into most writing applications we use these days, the human need for extensive spelling knowledge has declined, leading to fewer and fewer genuinely excellent spellers. Will you be one of the last standing spelling champions?! Spelling is essentially the rendering of speech sound into physical writing using an alphabet. Based on this logic, you should be able to sound out the word and make an educated guess about which spelling is correct if you are unsure!
Good spelling is the foundation of literacy, you must be able to spell correctly in order to get your idea across! In certain situations, a misspelling can completely change the meaning of a sentence, which could lead to awkward misunderstandings. Did you know that spelling is one of the key elements in Orthography (a set of conventions for writing a language). Other components of orthography include syntax, punctuation, emphasis, and more - check out other "Orthography" quizzes here! There are many different facets of communication that contribute to one being an eloquent speaker, but truly at the base of it all, is spelling knowledge!