Spelling: test your spelling

By Mary Morel

A survey by English writing software firm Whitesmoke found that many of us spell these words incorrectly. Test yourself:

1. a. questionnaire
b. questionaire
c. questionairre

2. a. acommodate
b. accommodate
c. accomodate

3. a. definately
b. definnitely
c. definitely

4. a. liasion
b. liaison
c. liason

5. a. existance
b. existense
c. existence

6. a. occurrence
b. occurence
c. occurrance

7. a. refering
b. reffering
c. referring

8. a. ocurred
b. occured
c. occurred

9. a. millennium
b. milennium
c. millenium

10. a. embarass
b. embarrass
c. embarrasse

11. a. calander
b. calendar
c. calender

12. a. receive
b. recieve
c. reseive

Answers: 1a, 2b, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6a, 7c, 8c, 9a, 10b, 11b, 12a

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