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In today's competitive world, having good communication skills and having a strong command over vocabulary are very important for every job aspirant. Spelling correction is one of the important topics for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams. as it tests the candidate's ability to identify and rectify spelling errors in a given text.This topic assesses a candidate's ability to identify and rectify spelling errors in a given text. This skill is not only beneficial for effective written communication but also demonstrates attention to detail and language proficiency.In the SSC exams, the Spelling Correction topic evaluates candidates' knowledge of spelling rules, their understanding of homophones, and their ability to apply correct spelling patterns. This topic is very useful for candidates to score good marks in topics such as identify errors in words,correct misspelled words, and choose the appropriate spelling in a given context

Model Questions

Directions (Qs. 1 - 9): Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.          

1. The professor asked the students to ........their sources in their research papers.

A) cite          B) site          C) sight         D) slight

Explanation: The words cite, sight, and site are homonyms. The word "cite" is used when acknowledging or referencing a source of information,such as quoting from a book, article, or website to support an argument or provide evidence.It is commonly used in academic writing and research.

The word "site" refers to a specific location or area, typically designated or prepared for a particular purpose, such as a construction site, a building site, or a camping site. The word "sight" refers to the act of seeing or something that is seen. It can describe a visual experience or a remarkable or notable scene or object that catches one's attention.

Ans: A

2. The flavours of the dish ........ each other perfectly.

A) complimented            B) complemented        C) complaint            D) constraint

Explanation: The words compliment and complement are homonyms. The word"compliment" refers to a positive comment orexpression of praise given to someone to acknowledge or appreciate their qualities,achievements, appearance, or actions. The    word "complement" refers to something that completes or enhances something else by adding to its qualities, making it whole or bringing out its best features. It describes a relationship of mutual enhancement or compatibility.

Ans: B

3. Subhash Chandra Bose firmly believed in the........ of honesty and integrity.

A) principals               B) practicals           C) principles             D) principols

Explanation: The words principle and principal are homonyms. The word "principle" refers to a fundamental truth, a general rule, or a guiding belief that serves as the foundation for a system of thought or behaviour. It represents a moral,ethical, or philosophical concept. The word"principal"has multiple meanings. As a noun, it refers to the head or chief of an organization or institution, such as a school principal. As an adjective, it means first in order, rank, or importance.

Ans: C

4. The protesters gathered in front of the........ building.

A) capital            B) captional          C) control            D) capitol

Explanation: The words capitol and capital are homonyms. The word "capital" refers to a city that serves as the center of government for a country or region. It can also refer to a large sum of money used for investment.The word "capitol" refers to a specific building where a legislative body convenes or meets. It is commonly used to describe the building that houses a country's national or state legislature, such as the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Ans: D

5. I'm looking forward to having some cakefor......

A) dessert               B) desert           C) deserrt              D) dissert

Explanation: The words desert and dessert are homonyms. The word "desert" refers to adry, often sandy or a rid land with little vegetation.It is a geographic term describing a specific type of environment or eco system. The word "dessert" refers to a sweet course or dish that is typically served at the end of a meal.

Ans: A

6. The ........ of the heavy rain was visible in the  flooded streets.

A) affect               B) effect           C) efect             D) afect

Explanation: The word "effect" should be used in the sentence. It refers to the result or consequence of an event (here heavy rain). It suggests that the flooded streets were the out come or visible manifestation of the heavy rain.The word "affect" is typically used as a verb that means to influence, alter, or have an impact on something.

Ans: B

7. During the meditation session, we were instructed to keep our bodies .........

A) stationiery           B) stationery              C) stationary                 D) stationory

Explanation: The words stationary and stationery are homonyms. The word "stationary" is an adjective that describes something as not moving or fixed in one place. It refers to the state of being immobile or at a standstill. The word "stationery" is a noun that refers to writing materials and office supplies. It includes items Such as paper, envelopes, pens, pencils,erasers, and other supplies used for writing,correspondence, or office work.

Ans: C

8. The political candidate decided to ........ the neighbour hood for votes.

A) canvas                  B) roamed          C) controls           D) canvass

Explanation: The word "canvass" is a verb that means to solicit or seek support, votes, opinions,or information from a group of people. It involves going door-to-door or engaging with individuals directly to gather feedback or garner support for a cause, campaign, or survey. The word "canvas" is a noun that typically refers to a heavy, durable fabric made of cotton, linen, or other materials. It is commonly used for creating sails, tents, bags, shoes, and art works.

Ans: D

9. The project was divided into ........ phases to facilitate better management.

A) discrete          B) discreet              C) discreate              D) district

Explanation: The words discrete and discreet are homonyms. The word "discrete" is an adjective that describes something as separate, distinct,or individually identifiable. The word "discreet"is an adjective that refers to being careful,cautious, or intentionally in conspicuous in one's behaviour, speech, or actions.

Ans: A

Directions (Qs. 10 - 18): Select the correctly spelt word from the given options.

10. A) Consience            B) Conscience            C) Concsience                D) Consciance

Explanation: "Conscience" is the correct spelling. The word "conscience" refers to an individual's internal moral sense or awareness of right and wrong.

Ans: B


11. A) Rhythm               B) Rythm     C) Rhytm           D) Rhythym

Explanation: "Rhythm" is the correct spelling.In music and poetry, the word "rhythm" refers to the pattern of sounds and beats that create a sense of movement and flow for a song.

Ans: A

12. A) Occassion              B) Occasionn                C) Occasion                       D) Occassionn

Explanation: "Occasion" is the correct spelling. The word "occasion" is a noun that refers to a particular event, happening, or situation that gives rise to a specific need,opportunity, or reason for doing something.

Ans: C


13. A) Ineviteble               B) Ineviteblee          C) Ineviteable           D) Inevitable

Explanation: "Inevitable" is the correct spelling. The word "inevitable" is an adjective that describes something that is certain to happen and cannot be avoided or prevented.

Ans: D

14. A) Conveinient           B) Convinient             C) Convenient              D) Convienient

Explanation: "Convenient" is the correct spelling. The word "convenient" is an adjective that describes something as being suitable,easy, or well-suited to one's needs,comfort, or circumstances.

Ans: C

15. A) Bureaucracyy              B) Bureaucracy                  C) Bureaucrasy                D) Bureaucracye

Explanation: "Bureaucracy" is the correct spelling. The term "bureaucracy" refers to a system of administration characterized by hierarchical authority, rigid procedures, and a specialization of functions.

Ans: B

16. A) Embarrassment          B) Embarrasment           C) Embarrasmentt                  D) Embarassment

Explanation: "Embarrassment" is the correct spelling. The word "embarrassment" is noun that refers to a feeling of awkwardness or discomfort caused by one's own actions,the actions of others, or a particular situation.

Ans: A

17. A) Relevent          B) Relevvant              C) Relevant                          D) Releventt

Explanation: "Relevant" is the correct spelling.The word "relevant" is an adjective that refers to something being closely connected or appropriate to the matter procured.

Ans: C


18. A) Accommodate            B) Accomodate         C) Acommodate            D) Acomodate

Explanation: "Accommodate" is the correct spelling. The word "accommodate" is a verb that means to provide lodging, housing, or a place to stay for someone.

Ans: A

Some Useful Tips

* Rules of spelling: Familiarize yourself with common spelling rules, such as the use of vowels, consonants, double letters,and silent letters. Understanding these rules will help you identify and correct spelling errors effectively.

* Learn Homonyms: Homonyms are words that share the same pronunciation and spelling but have different meanings.Understanding the context and meaning of the sentence will help you choose the correct spelling.

* Learn Prefixes and suffixes: Prefixes and suffixes are affixes, which are added to the beginning (prefix) or end (suffix) of a word to create a new word or modify its meaning.Understanding prefixes and suffixesis essential for building vocabulary,deciphering the meaning of unfamili a words, and improving overall language proficiency.

Posted Date : 27-07-2023


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