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Spellings and Collocations

Spellings and Collocations

Spellings

The process or activity of writing or naming the letters of a word. The combination of alphabetic letters to form a written word is called spelling. A misspelled word can be a series of letters that represents wrongly spelled word of the same language or a correct spelling of another word. For example: In writing "here" when one means "hear", or "no" when one means "know".

 

Collocations

A sequence of words that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance is collocation. Collocations are fully or partly fixed expressions that become established through repeated context-dependent use. Such terms as 'crystal clear', 'nuclear family', and 'cosmetic surgery' are a few examples of collocated pairs of words.

 

 

 HOMOPHONES                      vs                          HOMONYMS

Homonyms are words that sound similar but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but they have different spellings. A homophone is a word that has the same sound as another word but is spelled differently and has a different meaning such as:

  • to-two
  • There-their-they're
  • Pray-prey

Let us try some questions:

  1. There are ____ many people in the lift.                 a) Two (b) too
  1. Most of the employees in my company are ____. a) Mail (b) male
  1. She was dressed simply in a _____ black dress   a) Plain (b) plane
  1. We saw a ____ while hiking in Scotland.             a) Deer (b) dear
  1. That’s _____ favorite shop.                                 a) Their (b) there
  1. Did you ____ what I said?                                   a) Here (b) hear
  1. My mother won’t let me ____ my hair.                 a) Dye (b) die

 

Recap

  • Spellings is a process or activity of writing or naming the letters of a word.
  • Collocations are fully or partly fixed expressions that become established through repeated context-dependent use.
  • Homonyms are Words that sound similar but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but they have different spellings.

Quiz for Spellings and Collocations

Q.1

Fill in the blanks.

In the _______ you probably won't get your own room.

a) Hotel
b) Hostel
c) Motel
d) Bathroom

Q.2

Fill in the blanks.

The ________ consists of free breakfast.

a) Security
b) Package
c) Deal
d) Agreement

Q.3

Fill in the blanks.

I want the _______ seat in the bus.

a) Window
b) down
c) push
d) Open

Q.4

Fill in the blanks.

The ________ of this hotel serves amazing mocktails.

a) Restaurant
b) Office
c) Palace
d) Skyscraper

Q.5

Fill in the blanks.

The _______ of the hotel was a quite helpful fellow.

a) Concierge
b) Cat
c) Mason
d) Lunatic

Q.6

Match the following. a. Amateur b. Doings c.Course d.Demonstration e.Deed f.Occupation g.Campaign h.Operation i.syndrome j.Trail

A series of activities that you do in order to achieve something

a) b
b) e
c) j
d) a

Q.7

Match the following. a. Amateur b. Doings c.Course d.Demonstration e.Deed f.Occupation g.Campaign h.Operation i.syndrome j.Trail

An action or set of actions that is necessary to achieve something

a) i
b) a
c) f
d) h

Q.8

Match the following. a. Amateur b. Doings c.Course d.Demonstration e.Deed f.Occupation g.Campaign h.Operation i.syndrome j.Trail

A series of actions intended to produce political or social change

a) h
b) g
c) i
d) j

Q.9

Match the following. a. Amateur b. Doings c.Course d.Demonstration e.Deed f.Occupation g.Campaign h.Operation i.syndrome j.Trail

Something that someone does

a) a
b) f
c) e
d) d

Q.10

Match the following. a. Amateur b. Doings c.Course d.Demonstration e.Deed f.Occupation g.Campaign h.Operation i.syndrome j.Trail

A set of feelings or actions that are typical in a particular situation

a) d
b) c
c) a
d) i

Your Score: 0/10

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