How to pass Odesk English Spelling Test (US Version)With the spelling rules that I have graciously outlined for you, I reckon that you will get 100% in this test. To get 100% in Odesk English Spelling Test you can see an updated sample of questions usually asked by clicking Odesk English Spelling (US Version) Test.pdf
This is a 40 multiple-choice questions randomly generated per test,though the questions are regularly refreshed. The test is free and contractors can retake the test after 30 days. It takes 40 minutes to complete the test and one is not allowed to revisit previously answered questions
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Work hard to Improve your English Spelling (US Version)
To write English correctly you need vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and good spelling.
- Always use a dictionary or even MS Word spell checker.
- Keeping a notebook of the words that you find difficult to spell is recommended.
- Learn the spelling rules, but always be aware of the exceptions
- Always put I before E except after C For example piece, relief, thief and then conceive, receive, receipt.
- Remember that when A or I is the the sound, always put E before the I, for example: eight, neighbor, reign, vein wight, and then either, height, neither etc
- The exceptions are seize, weird, conscientious, conscience, efficient etc
- To add a suffix to a word ending with silent e, if the suffix begins with a consonant, you don't need to change the stem of the word For example: forceful, management, sincerely
- If the suffix you want to add begins with a vowel or a y, drop the e before adding the suffix, For example: fame + ous is famous, nerve + ous is nervous, believable +y = believably, criticise + ism is criticism
- The exceptions are mileage, agreeable etc.
- When the word ends with a consonant, just end add the ending without any changes, for example treat + ment is treatment
- When a word has a short vowel sound ( like er, ed or ing)ending with a single consonant, double the consonant when adding a suffix that starts with a vowel, For example: mop + ing is mopping, big + est is biggest, hot + er is hotter
- Exceptions are words ending in r, x, w or y. These you don't double, for example: tear + ing is tearing, blow + ing is blowing, box + er is boxer, know + ing is knowing
- If the main word has two consonants at the end, or more than one vowel, do not double the consonant, for example: rain + ing is raining, keep + er is keeper, break + ing is breaking, hang + er is hanger
- When you add a suffix starting with a or o leave the e in . For example: manage + able is manageable, notice + able is noticeable, courage + ous is courageous
- Exceptions are prestige + ous is prestigious
- When you add ing to verbs ending in ie, drop the e and change the i to a y, for example: die + ing is dying, lie + ing is lying, tie + ing is tying.
- When you add suffixes such as ed, es, er, eth, ly, ness, ful and ous to a work ending in y after a consonant, change the y to an i before adding the suffix, For example: eighty + eth is eightieth, duty +es is duties, busy + ly is busily, multiply + ed is multiplies, beauty _ ful is beautiful, mystery + ous is mysterious
- For words ending in y after a vowel, always keep the y when adding suffixes such a er, ing or ed, for example: destroy _ ing is destroying, pry + ing is prying, buy + ing is buying, play _ ing is playing
- -Ise vs. -ize
- - ise is used in British English, for example: apologise, organise, recognise etc.
- - ize is used in American (US) English, for example: apologize, organize, recognize etc.
- - re vs. - er
- Re is used in British English, for example: centre, theatre, kilometre, manoeuver, meagre, litre, sombre etc.
- Er is used in American (US) English, for example: center, theater, kilometer, maneuver, meager, liter, somber etc
- -or vs. -our
- - or is used in American (US)British English, for example: amor, color, honor, humor etc.
- - our is used in British English, for example: amour, colour, honour, humour etc
- - ogue vs. -og
- -ogue is used in British English, for example:dialogue, epilogue, catalogue, analogue etc.
- -og is used in American (US) English, for example: dialog, epilog, catalog, analog etc.
- - ll vs. l
- -ll is used in British English where final l is doubled after a short vowel, for example: counsellor, fuelled, travelling, quarrelling etc.
- -l is used in American (US) English where final l is not doubled after a short vowel, for example: counselor, fueled, traveling, quarreling etc.
- -ense v. -ence
- -ense is used in American (US) English, for example: defense, license, offense, pretense etc.
- - ence is used in British English, for example: defence, licence, offence, pretence etc.
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