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Government

guarantee

hindrance

humility

inhabitant

interfere

interrupt

syllable

sympathy

syrup

talent

telescope

tempt

terminate

thorough

assent

accommodate

blemish

accommodate

committee

embarrass

emigrate

exaggerate

excavate

success

suggest

suit

superior

Aisle  /  Isle

Aloud / Allowed

Affect /  Effect

Altar / Alter

Died / Dyed

Eliminate

Illuminate

Farther / father

Guessed / Guest

Heard / Herd

Led / Lead

These words are all homophones. This means that they sound the same but are spelled differently. These words are often confused so please learn the meanings as well as the spellings. Your learning objective is to know when to use these words as well as how to spell them.

mourning   /   morning

past   /   passed

proceed  / precede

principle  / principal

profit  /  prophet

stationery / stationary

steal / steel

wary / weary

who’s / whose

 

 

These spellings are all homophones – they sound the same but are spelled differently according to the context in which they are used.

bridal

bridle

cereal

serial

compliment

complement

descent

dissent

desert

dessert

disinterested

uninterested

draft

draught

 

words ending in ‘shul’

Official

special

artificial

partial

confidential

essential

provincial

residential

potential

spatial

facial

Please practise these every night. Your test will be on Friday.

Endings which sound like ‘shus’

Vicious

Precious

Conscious

Delicious

Malicious

Suspicious

Ambitious

Cautious

Fictitious

Infectious

Nutritious