Spelling Exercise (514)

For each sentence, choose the correct spelling (for American English).

  • I _______ you to give up now, before you get into any more trouble.

  • It’s dangerous to ________, but let me offer you a prediction.

  • I have to ________ my speech.

  • We met to ________ a plan that would delay their success.

  • The company decided to ________ the product.

Answers and Explanations

1. I advise you to give up now, before you get into any more trouble.

"Advice" is a noun, and "advise" is a verb.

2. It’s dangerous to prophesy, but let me offer you a prediction.

"Prophecy" is a noun, and "prophesy" is a verb.

3. I have to practice my speech.

"Practice" is the correct spelling for both the noun and the verb; "practise" is British English.

4. We met to devise a plan that would delay their success.

"Device" is a noun, and "devise" is a verb.

5. The company decided to license the product.

"License" is the correct spelling for both the noun and the verb; "licence" is British English.

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