The Commonly Misspelled Words Quiz

By: Sarah Gleim

The Commonly Misspelled Words Quiz
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About This Quiz

Think you're an ace at spelling? Oh yeah? Let's see how well you do when they're the words we misspell the most. Take this quiz to test your skills.
A section at the beginning of a book:
foreword
The editor makes some good points in the foreword.
forward
foreward

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To annoy or bother someone:
harass
She was constantly harassed by the other students.
harrass

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An opinion or decision based on careful thought:
judgemant
judgement
judgment
Use your best judgment.

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To stop being together, joined or connected:
separate
The salt crystals separated from the liquid.
seperate
seperrate

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To make someone look foolish in public:
embarass
embarrass
Don't do anything to embarrass your family.
embarras

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A right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others:
privledge
privalige
privilege
Access to healthy food should be a right and not a privilege.

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To hold (something) back:
withold
withhold
The bank will withhold your check for 30 days.
with hold

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A promise to do or give something:
commitment
The church has a commitment to helping the poor.
committment
comittment

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Able to be subtracted from an amount of money:
diductable
deductable
deductible
The dinner was deductible as a business expense.

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To make or have room for:
accommodate
This table can accommodate 12 comfortably.
accomodate
acommodate

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Determined or conditioned by another:
dependant
dependent
Our plans are dependent on the weather.
dependint

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A special right or privilege that some people have:
perogative
prerogative
If you want to sell the tickets rather than use them, that's your prerogative.
porogative

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The act or practice of deception:
deceit
His rise to power was marked by treachery and deceit.
deciet
deseit

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A person who is the leader of a state:
governor
The governor vetoed the bill.
govenor
govanor

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A regular, repeated pattern of sounds or movements:
rythm
rhythm
The composer's use of jazz rhythm is interesting.
rythym

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To recall the past:
reminisce
She likes to reminisce about her time in France.
reminise
reminice

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To notice or become aware of something:
perceive
Young children often perceive things differently than adults.
percieve
perseive

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To make a judgment about something:
gauge
He had to accurately gauge the mood of the voters.
guage
gage

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Not moving; staying in one place or position:
stationary
The weather front has remained stationary over the Southeast.
stationery
stationarie

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To be unable to find something:
lose
She will lose her keys if she doesn't hang them on the key rack.
loose
loos

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Sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal:
dessert
Pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert.
desert
dessart

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Emptiness of space:
vaccuum
vacuum
Corporations are competing to fill the vacuum.
vaccum

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Unusual or strange:
weird
My dogs act weird all the time.
wierd
wired

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To use legal or official power to take something:
seize
The bank had to seize their property.
seize

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Made to look like an exact copy of something in order to trick people:
counterfeit
They bought counterfeit concert tickets without knowing it.
counterfit
counterfet

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The first time a film, play, television show, etc., is shown or performed:
premiere
The movie will have its premiere next week.
premier
premeire

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A person who helps organizations or groups to work together:
liaison
She acts as a liaison between the police department and city schools.
liason
laison

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Unequivocally; positively:
definitely
The answer is definitely "no."
definately
definetly

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The power to produce results; influence:
effect
His speech had no effect on the final election.
affect
afect

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The state of the air and atmosphere at a particular time and place:
weather
The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend.
whether
wether

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You Got:
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