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14.1 Spelling: Pretest

Pretest
Instructions

A Pretest allows you to see what you need to concentrate on in the text.

Write your answer in the space provided after each question. The computer will tell you if you're correct or provide a correct answer if you're wrong. At the end of the text, click on "My totals, please," and the computer will break down the total scores, showing which sections of this chapter you should concentrate on.

  1. Great Britain and Norway are _______________ by the North Sea. (separated / separatted)
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  2. Last year Kristin _______________ at least four sweaters. (knited, knitted)
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  3. There's always a controversy about _______________ children to schools. (busing, bussing)
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  4. Sometimes blue _______________ well with green. (go's, goes, goes')
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  5. Roger _______________ through his nose. (talks, talkes)
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  6. We aren't paying so much in _______________ this year. (tax's, taxes, taxes')
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  7. If you step over the line, you could be _______________ . (disqualifyed, disqualified)
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  8. When Hoyt cleaned house, he _______________ the leaves of his plants with water. (spraied, sprayed)
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  9. Watch that bee when it _______________ to get out of the window. (tries, trys)
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  10. The cats are _______________ up the milk. (laping, lapping)
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  11. That film _______________ Robert Redford. (starred, stared)
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  12. I wish you would stop _______________ my efforts. (resisting, resistting)
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  13. She keeps _______________ when she says she'll call. (forgeting, forgetting)
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  14. When I am there, she usually _______________ on me completely. (relys, relies)
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  15. Linda would rather eat at Tony's because the _______________ are better there. (tomatos, tomatoes)
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  16. Everyone commented on that small _______________ blue eyes. (dog's, dogs, dogs')
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  17. All fifteen of the _______________ were sold. (unit's, units, units')
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  18. Little Guilda looks funny in that huge _______________ hat. (man's, mans, mans')
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  19. Six _______________ fire brigades reported for the drill. (island's, islands, islands')
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  20. Sometimes the ball _______________ stuck on the roof. (get's, gets, gets')
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  21. One group claims the real issue is _______________ rights. (citizen's, citizens, citizens')
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  22. I hear that _______________ headed out for Kansas. (Nikki's, Nikkis, Nikkis')
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  23. My mother was an old friend of _______________ . (you'rs, yours, yours')
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  24. _______________ too much to expect that I will find my keys in time. (It's, Its)
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  25. These _______________ soles are not as sturdy as yours. (shoes', shoes, shoe's)
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  26. _______________ been making Josh very happy. (That's, Thats, Thats')
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  27. Don't expect the volunteers to work for more _______________ four hours. (then, than)
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  28. If you talk it over first, _______________ there will be no hard feelings later. (then, than)
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  29. Only bilingual candidates are invited _______________ apply. (two, to, too)
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  30. This test is _______________ easy. (two, to, too)
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  31. Iron and calcium are _______________ of the minerals needed in human metabolism. (two, to, too)
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  32. Eric didn't even _______________ the girl he drove to Cleveland. (no, know, now)
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  33. There's _______________ alternative but to eat the ice cream sundaes. (no, know, now)
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  34. Once Mark hated slow music, but _______________ he's softened up. (no, know, now)
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  35. Physicists used to argue over _______________ light is made of energy waves or particles. (weather, whether)
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  36. In _______________ like this, anything will grow. (weather, whether)
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  37. That comment _______________ right over my head. (passed, past)
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  38. Don't worry about the client's _______________ offenses. (passed, past)
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  39. Whatever the girls _______________ doing, they looked contented. (were, we're, where)
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  40. The Persian Gulf is one of the places _______________ the economic and military interests of several nations conflict. (were, we're, where)
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  41. Even though it's getting dark, _______________ not ready to go home yet. (were, we're, where)
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  42. Are they bringing _______________ own food? (their, they're, there)
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  43. You can buy drinks when you get _______________ . (their, they're, there)
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  44. The Shaws are old, but _______________ more energetic than they were five years ago. (their, they're, their)
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  45. Rocky says that _______________ going to sing tonight. (your, you're)
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  46. Don't forget _______________ mother when you get famous. (your, you're)
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  47. Zucchini is best stewed in _______________ own juice. (its, it's)
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  48. _______________ a good idea to lock you car around here. (Its, It's)
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  49. Do you recognize the firefighter _______________ carrying the baby? (whose, who's)
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  50. This is the drummer _______________ band you're joining. (whose, who's)
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