Spelling Test Exercise (258)

A word is misspelled in each of the following sentences. Provide the proper spelling for the misspelled word in each one.

Answers and Explanations

1. Although the Sioux were approaching from all sides and his troops were falling like beasts in a slaughter house, the optimistic general flicked the sweaty golden strands of hair from his eyes and shouted, "Courage men! We shall prevail!"

2. O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain...and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

3. In the play Julius Caesar, Mark Antony addresses a crowd of ignorant plebeians, beginning by admitting that Caesar committed a grievous fault in attempting to overthrow the government.

4. One of my historical heroes is Joan of Arc; she used to be called a "heroine," but nowadays she is called a "hero," perhaps because if you say heroine, a lot of modern speakers think you’re talking about heroin.

5. We live in an era of dissatisfied people who not only want to change the world and the people around them, but also want to alter their own bodies, including their noses, their lips, and other bits as well.

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