Category Spelling

Quiz card #008

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cc … mm; ll … nn

I bet you have no idea what this is all about.  Whatever can I mean by “cc … mm; ll … nn”? Well,  just let your eyes read on. ACCOMMODATION MILLENNIUM Maybe you know the meaning of the words but please, watch out for their spelling. As you can see, both have 2 double consonants. ACCOMMODATION […]

Long, deep, wide and high

  I want to highlight a common spelling problem today. Take a look at how the adjectives below change when they become nouns. Pay special attention to the last 2 letters of the noun forms. long => lengTH deep => depTH wide => widTH high => heigHT You’ll notice that the noun of high ends with […]

Spelling check #001

No dictionaries please!

Buses’ sudden breaking

“… the danger of sudden breaking by route buses, especially for standing passengers. It was because of such a sudden breaking that I was knocked down on the floor of Bus no. 47 coming from Santa Venera to Birkirkara four months ago and suffered an injury to my leg.”   The Sunday Times 17 April 2016 Above is part of a letter which appeared […]

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 19:37 Italian airline starts Catania-Malta flights Private Italian airline Volotea this afternoon started trice-weekly scheduled flights between Malta and Catania. Its colourful Boeing 717 aircraft was given a watery welcome by fire-fighters when it landed at Malta airport for the first time. There’s a mistake in that short news item which […]


The alarm clock doesn’t have many friends, especially when it wakes us up on a Monday morning, reminding us that another week of work is about to begin. I don’t know about you but in my case it rings at 05:00 EVERY DAY. Yep, Monday to Friday and weekends too. When I mention this to my […]