Email Spelling Quiz

Email Spelling Quiz

Email Spelling Quiz
How good are your spelling skills? Please don’t say, It doesn’t matter .​
I​ have spell checker! Remember, the spell check function will only catch misspelled words .​
It won’t verify you’ve used the correct word .​
If you haven’t experienced an​ embarrassing situation where spell checker missed a​ mistake, I’m sure you have a​ friend who has.
Spell checker is​ a​ great tool .​
But, since you can’t rely on it​ completely, let’s find out how well you can do on your own .​
Try this spelling quiz.
Spelling Quiz
Directions: In each statement, select the correctly spelled word from the choices given within the brackets [ ].
1. The attorney filed a​ tax [lean, lien] .​
2. The little boy tracked [allot, a​ lot, alot] of​ mud onto his mother’s new white carpet .​
3. He was [already, all ready] in​ trouble for putting a​ green frog in​ his little sister’s bed .​

4. The driver was going 95 miles per hour when he [passed, past] the police officer .​

5. The server glared at​ the man as​ he made his fifth trip to​ the [dessert, desert] table .​

6. She found a​ parking spot on her [forth, fourth] time around the block .​

7. Please use the blue corporate [stationary, stationery] .​

8. The [cite, sight, site] of​ the world’s biggest ball of​ string is​ a​ great place to​ take your family .​

9. That tie you bought is​ a​ wonderful [complement, compliment] to​ your dark blue suit .​

10. His wife’s opinion will [effect, affect] his choice.
1. Lien is​ correct .​

It is​ a​ legal claim on property for payment of​ debt .​

Lean is​ incorrect .​

A loan shark may lean on you for not paying a​ debt, or​ you could lean your ladder against a​ wall .​

As a​ noun, lean refers to​ meat that is​ low in​ fat — as​ in​ a​ skinny cow.
2. A lot is​ correct .​

It refers to​ an​ amount or​ quantity .​

There is​ no such word as​ alot .​

Allot means to​ distribute or​ assign, I​ will allot $50 in​ the budget for new boxes .​
3. Already is​ correct .​

It means previously .​

All ready means completely ready .​
She is​ all ready to​ go.
4. Passed is​ correct .​
It is​ the past tense of​ pass .​

Past means something is​ over or​ no longer current.
5. Dessert is​ correct .​

If you add an​ s and read it​ backward, it​ spells stressed .​

As everyone knows, desserts can cure any stressful situation .​
As a​ verb, desert means to​ leave without permission, or​ to​ abandon .​
As a​ noun, the word desert is​ pronounced differently .​

The noun desert is​ a​ hot, dry place that is​ not well known for its sweet stuff, although you might go there if​ you desert your dessert.
6. Fourth is​ correct .​

Simply use the number four and add th .​

Forth means going forward.
7. Stationery is​ correct .​
Remember that the word stationery has the letters er in​ it, the same as​ the words paper and letterhead do.
Stationary means not moving or​ fixed, as​ in​ a​ stationary bike.
8. Site is​ correct .​

Site is​ a​ noun .​

Site refers to​ the place where something is, or​ will be, located .​

Cite is​ a​ verb meaning to​ quote or​ to​ mention.
Sight is​ the ability to​ see.
9. Complement is​ correct .​

Think of​ the e because the words in​ the definition also contain e’s -- that which completes or​ perfects .​

To use compliment, think of​ the I​ in​ the word, to​ say, I​ want to​ give you praise.
10. Affect is​ correct .​

This one is​ easy, once you remember that affect is​ always used as​ a​ verb meaning to​ influence .​

Usually, effect is​ a​ noun .​

If it​ is​ used as​ a​ verb, the word effect means to​ bring about, as​ in​ to​ effect a​ change.
10 = You’re perfect .​
(But, you knew that already.) Keep emailing!
7 - 9 = You’re okay .​
Be a​ little more cautious, though .​
You could learn a​ few tips from my book, Email Etiquette Made Easy (see link in​ resource box).
4 - 6 = You could use some help .​
Try my book, Email Etiquette Made Easy (see link in​ resource box).
Less than 4 = Ugh! Call me now! We’ll schedule your intense therapy immediately.
Spelling Results
How did you (do, dew)? Don’t feel (too, to, two) overwhelmed if​ (you, ewe) didn’t do (very, vary) well .​
(When, win) it​ comes to​ these words, you don’t have to​ memorize all of​ (their, they’re, there) meanings .​
The (key, quay) is​ to​ use this quiz as​ a​ (cue, queue) to​ recognize which words to​ look up.

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