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Revise Common Spelling Errors 1

In this worksheet, students revise some of the common confusions made in spelling and explore techniques to improve overall accuracy - particularly in their written work.

'Revise Common Spelling Errors 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Showing an examiner that you can spell correctly and avoiding common spelling errors can really help boost your overall GCSE grade. Here are some of the common confusions and a few ways to help remember them.

 

Their/They're/There

 

Their is used for 'belonging to'. 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 when you are referring 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/Wear/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 this is the right word by changing your phrase to the present tense and replacing it with 'are' to ensure it 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/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 extra or excessive. For example: The food is too spicy.

As well as this, too can mean 'also'. For example: He was handsome, clever and rich too.

 

To is used to show the direction or motion of something or when the above examples are not appropriate to use. For example: She went to the shops or He grew to six feet.

 

 

Know/No

 

Know means to understand or have knowledge of something. For example: I know the letters of the alphabet.

 

No is very simply the opposite of yes. For example: No, I don't agree.

Choose either no or know to complete the sentence. 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
contraction of the phrase 'we are'
where
usually refers to something you put on

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

I'm going over to ____________ party this evening.

there

their

they're

Write out the whole of the sentence below, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

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.

 

Write the correct word in the box below.

Write out the following sentences again, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

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

Column A

Column B

their
belonging to them
there
indicates location
they're
a contraction of 'they are'

Write out the whole of the following sentence, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

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

Select the correct spelling to fill the gap.

 

I'd like to go to the seaside _______.

too

to

two

  • Question 1

Choose either no or know to complete the sentence. 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 to use the word 'where' is to note the spelling connection with 'there'; they both indicate a location or direction.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

I'm going over to ____________ party this evening.

CORRECT ANSWER
their
EDDIE SAYS
The correct spelling is 'their' as it is someone's party.
  • Question 4

Write out the whole of the sentence below, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

There are too giraffes at the zoo.

CORRECT ANSWER
There are two giraffes at the zoo.
EDDIE SAYS
'Too' needs to be corrected to 'two' as the sentence is refering 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.

 

Write the correct word in the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
we're
EDDIE SAYS
The correct spelling is 'we're' which is a contraction of 'we are'.
  • Question 6

Write out the following sentences again, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
I don't know where I put my phone. Is it over there?
EDDIE SAYS
Corrections in order:

no - know (links to the word knowledge or understanding)

wear - where (indicates location)

they're - there (also indicates 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 the words with their correct definitions. 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.
  • Question 9

Write out the whole of the following sentence, correcting any spelling mistakes.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
I don't know what to wear to their wedding.
EDDIE SAYS
Corrections in order:

no - know (links to knowledge or understanding as opposed to the opposite of 'yes')

two - to (usually shows the direction of something, like the word 'from')

they're - their (indicates possession)

  • Question 10

Select the correct spelling to fill the gap.

 

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'.
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