Try this Word Quiz

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Try this word quiz

The English language is so tricky.I’m glad that it’s my native language – it must be so difficult to learn if it’s not your mother tongue. I do love words though – where they came from, what they mean, what they don’t mean…

Try these

Click the arrows on the right if you need extra clues.

one
The following words are all anagrams of capital cities.

PAIRS, SOLO, LOUSE, ANIMAL, HASTEN, MAIL

CLUE

The countries are France, Norway, South Korea, Philippines, Greece and Peru.

two
The first and last letters of the names of each of the continents are the same.

TRUE  OR FALSE?

CLUE

Five continents begin with A. The sixth begins with E.

 

three
Can you make an English word with a letter repeated three times in a row?

THE ANSWERS GIVE TWO – CAN YOU THINK OF MORE?

CLUE

Try adding ‘less’ to a word.

four
This capital city has three dotted letters in a row.

EXAMPLE: THE WORD ‘hijinks’.

CLUE

No peeking!

five
What six letter word is made up of only two letters?

WE FOUND ONLY ONE ANSWER

CLUE

The two letters are in the word ‘ode’.

six
Can you think of a word that begins and ends in ‘und’?

WE GOT ONE. CAN YOU FIND ANOTHER?

CLUE

Dig deep.

seven


This abbreviation has more syllables than its full form.

IT’S A THREE-LETTER ABBREVIATION

CLUE

You’re using it right now.

eight
Which  state in the USA has only one syllable?

WE CAN ONLY THINK OF ONE

CLUE

Stephen King

nine
How many US States have Spanish names?

THERE ARE FOUR – WHAT ARE THEY?

CLUE

They mean ‘mountain’, flowery’, ‘red’ and ‘snow-capped’ in Spanish.

ten
What do these three words have in common?

ESCALATOR, CELLULOID, CORNFLAKES

CLUE

Other examples are ‘thermos’, ‘kerosene’ and ‘tabloid’

 

NEED MORE CLUES?

See the image below but watch out for red herrings.

wordle

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

Author: Jackie Jackson

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