Accents in Spanish: Marks & Rules


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The word ointment for Spanish is pronounced: oon-gwehn-toh. Based on this pronunciation, its correct spelling is:

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1. The following acute word needs an accent on its last syllable as per mark rules:

2. The following grave word needs an accent on its second to last syllable as per mark rules:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet allow you to see if you have mastered the use of accents in Spanish. You will need to identify where an accent goes in specific words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you can test your knowledge of:

  • How to spell ointment in Spanish based on its pronunciation
  • When to use an accent based on mark rules
  • Recognizing words that need an accent on a stressed syllable

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how accent mark rules function in Spanish
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what words in Spanish are and are not monosyllabic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when to place an accent on words in Spanish

Additional Learning

If you would still like to learn more about this facet of the Spanish language, read the lesson titled Accents in Spanish: Marks & Rules. It will cover topics like:

  • Examples of words that use accents
  • What a tilde is
  • How Spanish accent use compares to words in English