How Well Do You Know Spelling Rules?

Do you fancy yourself a spelling savant? Are you almost certain that you know the spelling rules of the English language better than the average American? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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Which letter does "S" never follow?
Q
X
Z
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The letter "Q" is always followed by which letter?
E
I
U
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To spell a short vowel sound, how many letters are needed?
Two
One
Three
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True or false: When a word ends with a silent E, you should always drop the E when adding an ending that begins with a vowel.
True
False
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When used as a prefix, how many L's are in the word All?
One
Two
Three
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In general, when adding a prefix to a word does the spelling of the original word get channged?
Yes
No
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True or false: Words ending in a vowel or Y can be spelled with the suffix -ed or -ing without any other changes.
True
False
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True or false: English words do not end in I, U, V, or A.
True
False
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True or false: Two I’s cannot be next to one another in English words.
True
False
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True or false: To make a verb present tense, add the ending -ED unless it is an irregular verb.
True
False
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True or false: DGE is used only after a single vowel which says its short (first) sound.
True
False
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Question 12/12

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True or false: To make a noun plural, add the ending -ES.
True
False
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, spelling just isn't your strong suit! Fret not, with spell check and online tools, spelling isn't quite as big of a deal as it was in decades past. Still, learning these 12 rules can greatly help improve your grammar. Study on and see where your efforts can take you!

C+, Spelling Simple

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true spelling smartie! In an age where sometimes spelling falls by the wayside, you've chosen to learn spelling rules and practice good grammar. We commend you for not only knowing your rules well but implementing them daily!

B+, Spelling Smartie

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true spelling superstar! Sure, spelling might not be quite as big of a deal as it was in the decades before spell check, but good grammar never goes out of style. Why are we telling you this? You already know just how important spelling rules truly are!

A+, Spelling Superstar

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1
Which letter does "S" never follow?
Q
X
Z
2
The letter "Q" is always followed by which letter?
E
I
U
3
To spell a short vowel sound, how many letters are needed?
Two
One
Three
4
True or false: When a word ends with a silent E, you should always drop the E when adding an ending that begins with a vowel.
True
False
5
When used as a prefix, how many L's are in the word All?
One
Two
Three
6
In general, when adding a prefix to a word does the spelling of the original word get channged?
Yes
No
7
True or false: Words ending in a vowel or Y can be spelled with the suffix -ed or -ing without any other changes.
True
False
8
True or false: English words do not end in I, U, V, or A.
True
False
9
True or false: Two I’s cannot be next to one another in English words.
True
False
10
True or false: To make a verb present tense, add the ending -ED unless it is an irregular verb.
True
False
11
True or false: DGE is used only after a single vowel which says its short (first) sound.
True
False
12
True or false: To make a noun plural, add the ending -ES.
True
False