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Revise Common Spelling Errors 1

In this worksheet, students will revise some common confusions in spelling and explore techniques to improve overall accuracy in their own written work.

'Revise Common Spelling Errors 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Showing the examiner that you can spell correctly and avoid common spelling errors boost your grade. Below are some of the common confusions, and a few ways to remember them.

 

Their, Theyre and There

Their is used to demonstrate belonging.

For example: That's their house.

They're is a contraction of the phrase 'they are'.

For example: They're going to the beach.

 

There is used to refer to the location of something or when the above examples do not apply.

For example: Is there anybody there? Or there is my jumper.

 

We're, Were and Where​

We're is a contraction of the phrase 'we are'.

For example: We're going to the beach.

 

Were is the past tense of 'are'.

For example: We were sleeping.

You can check you've used the right word by changing your phrase to the present tense and replacing 'were' with 'are' to check it still makes sense.

 

Wear usually refers to something you put on.

For example: I'm going to wear a dress today.

 

Where is also used to refer to a location (just like there) or if the above examples do not apply. 

For example: Where did I put my phone?

 

Two, Too and To

Two refers to the number '2'.

 

Too has a couple of meanings. It can mean 'very'; the two 'o's at the end might remind you of this by making you think of something excessive.

For example: The food is too spicy.

 

Too can mean 'also'.

For example: He was handsome, clever and kind too.

 

To is used to show the direction or motion of something. It can also be used when the above examples are not appropriate.

For example: She went to the shops

For example: He grew to six feet

 

Know or No

Know means to understand or have knowledge of something.

For example: I know the letters of the alphabet.

 

No is simply the opposite of yes.

For example: No, I don't agree.

 

Phew, that was a lot of information to take in. Now it's over to you!

Choose either no or know to complete the sentence below. Write the correct word in the box below.

 

I ____ that you like reading.

Match the words with their correct descriptions. Hover your mouse over the descriptions to see them in full.

Column A

Column B

We're
Indicates the location of something
Were
Past tense of 'are'
Wear
Usually refers to something you put on
Where
Contraction of the phrase 'we are'

Choose the correct word to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I'm going over to ____ party this evening.

There

Their

They're

Look at the sentence below. Correct the spelling mistakes, what word should be written instead of the misspelling?

 

There are too giraffes at the zoo.

 

 

Choose from we're, were, wear or where to fill the gap in the following sentence:

 

It's nice that ____ going on holiday together.

 

 

Look at the sentence below. Can you identify which words are misspelt?

 

 

 

I don\'t no wear I put my phone. Is it over they\'re?

Select the correct word to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I have just found out that ____ moving house.

There

Their

They're

Match each word with their correct definition. Hover your mouse over the definitions to see them in full.

Column A

Column B

Their
Indicates location
There
A contraction of 'they are'
They're
Belonging to them

Look at the sentence below. Which words are misspelt?

I don\'t no what to wear two they\'re wedding.

Select the correct spelling to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I'd like to go to the seaside ____.

Too

To

Two

  • Question 1

Choose either no or know to complete the sentence below. Write the correct word in the box below.

 

I ____ that you like reading.

CORRECT ANSWER
know
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is 'know' as the sentence refers to understanding or having knowledge about something.
  • Question 2

Match the words with their correct descriptions. Hover your mouse over the descriptions to see them in full.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

We're
Contraction of the phrase 'we are...
Were
Past tense of 'are'
Wear
Usually refers to something you p...
Where
Indicates the location of somethi...
EDDIE SAYS
A good tip to remember when we use the word 'where' is to note the spelling connection with 'there'; they both indicate a location or direction. Is this becoming less daunting?
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I'm going over to ____ party this evening.

CORRECT ANSWER
Their
EDDIE SAYS
The correct spelling is 'their' as the party belongs to someone.
  • Question 4

Look at the sentence below. Correct the spelling mistakes, what word should be written instead of the misspelling?

 

There are too giraffes at the zoo.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
two
EDDIE SAYS
'Too' needs to be corrected to 'two' as the sentence refers to the number '2'.
  • Question 5

Choose from we're, were, wear or where to fill the gap in the following sentence:

 

It's nice that ____ going on holiday together.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
we're
EDDIE SAYS
The correct spelling is 'we're' which is a contraction of 'we are' and shows the letter 'a' is missing. You're making great progress! By the end of this activity, the quality of your writing is going to be miles better.
  • Question 6

Look at the sentence below. Can you identify which words are misspelt?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
I don't no wear I put my phone. Is it over they're?
EDDIE SAYS
Corrections in order: 'No' needs to be changed to 'know' which links to the word 'knowledge' and conveys an understanding. 'Wear' needs to be changed to 'where' which indicates location. 'They're' also needs to be changed to there also indicating location.
  • Question 7

Select the correct word to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I have just found out that ____ moving house.

CORRECT ANSWER
They're
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is 'they're' as it is a shortened version of 'they are'.
  • Question 8

Match each word with their correct definition. Hover your mouse over the definitions to see them in full.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Their
Belonging to them
There
Indicates location
They're
A contraction of 'they are'
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'there' is generally used when the other two spellings do not apply (e.g. 'There aren't any crisps left').
  • Question 9

Look at the sentence below. Which words are misspelt?

CORRECT ANSWER
I don't no what to wear two they're wedding.

EDDIE SAYS
Corrections in order: 'No' needs to be changed to 'know' which links to knowledge or understanding as opposed to the opposite of 'yes'. 'Two' needs to be changed to 'to' as this conveys the direction of something. Finally, 'they're' needs to be changed to 'their' and is indicates possession.
  • Question 10

Select the correct spelling to fill the gap in the sentence below.

 

I'd like to go to the seaside ____.

CORRECT ANSWER
Too
EDDIE SAYS
The correct choice is 'too' as in this instance it means the same as 'as well'. Great work, you've completed another activity! How about attempting another one so you feel super confident?
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