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Weekly Features, we studied 16 spelling demons. Spelling
demons are the words that we often misspell. Here are some
more common problem words with some hints on how to remember
them. After you have reviewed the word list, try a quiz to
help you tame those spelling demons!
1. correspondence: ends with –ence.
When you have finished writing your correspondence, you
put it in an envelope.
2. cupboard: a cupboard is a board or
cabinet where you keep cups. Don’t be fooled by the
pronunciation and leave out the p. CUPboard
3. dependent: ends with –ent.
Children are dependent on you because they put a big
dent in your paycheck.
4. descendant: ends with –ant. The
opposite of descendant is ancestor which also
contains an. Descendant also contains an ant.
5. emigrate: is to Exit from a
country, to move out.
6. immigrate: is to go Into a
country. Also immigrate has two m’s because maybe twice
as many people want to immigrate to Canada as emigrate
to another country.
Try a Quiz on these Spelling Demons
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