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NES ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following shows an incorrect use of a hyphen?

Question 2 2. Which word uses a suffix?

Question 3 3. Which rule makes excuse change to excusable when the suffix is added?

Question 4 4. Is the following correct: poorly-written paper? Why or why not?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

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Question 6 6. What type of word names two or more objects?

Question 7 7. Identify any issues with the following statements: It may be that we just won't be able to make it on time. Maybe we should have taken the freeway.

Question 8 8. What does it mean for a sentence to be grammatical?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a grammatical sentence?

Question 10 10. When do you change the spelling to -ves for plural nouns?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 12 12. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

Question 13 13. To make it plural, for which word would you change the y to an i and then add -es?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 15 15. Which of the following words are homophones?

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Question 16 16. If your doctor wants a drug that reduces swelling, he will name it by using the prefix 'anti' and the root word 'inflammatory'. Which of the following choices would be the correct way to spell that word?

Question 17 17. Which of the following would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'un' with the word 'natural'?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences is missing a hyphen?

Question 19 19. Identify the sentence that is written correctly.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

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Question 21 21. Which word has an irregular spelling for the plural form?

Question 22 22. Which of the following would be the correct spelling of the word that combines the prefix 'self' with the root word 'assured'?

Question 23 23. Which is not a rule for changing the spelling when adding suffixes beginning with vowels?

Question 24 24. The purpose of a hyphen in writing is to:

Question 25 25. Your classmate, Bryn, says that the spell check feature in his word processing application finds all errors and corrects the spelling for you. Is Bryn correct? Why or why not?

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Question 26 26. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 27 27. Why are the final consonants in 'idealism' and 'terrorize' not doubled?

Question 28 28. All of the following are reasons why it is important to know the rules for using a hyphen EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. You add an -es onto nouns that end in what letter?

Question 30 30. Which would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'dis' with the root word 'satisfy'?

NES ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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