So You Think You Can Spell?
 
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SPELL?
Killer Quizzes for the Incurably Competitive and Overly Confident
 
paperback (274 pages), published by Perigee Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
by David L. Grambs and Ellen S. Levine
200 Tests and Quizzes 1,500 words to spell
(Along With Informative Features on the English Language, Hosting Your Own Spelling Bee, and More)
For Spellers of All Ages

Of 2,500 adults surveyed by WhiteSmoke, 40 percent could not spell questionnaire and 38 percent accommodate. Yet one third declared their spelling to be "excellent."

Is an overreliance on spell-check shrinking the orthographic center of your brain?

Don't be a passive, floundering speller. Get engaged, get hooked. Get yourself a copy of So You Think You Can Spell?

Use the book to "bee" by yourself:

--to test how good a speller you are

--to become a better speller

--to get in shape for that local adult spelling bee -- or host your own bee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK PUT YOURSELF TO THE TEST
So You Think You Can Spell? -- is it remedial, pedagogical, or academic? No way!

It's not a discussion of the many pitfalls and rules of spelling, not another compendium of commonly misspelled words. It is rather a pocket-sized paperback offering real spelling action.

Crammed with quizzes (with words both common and uncommon) to test or best you, it's designed to appeal both to the privately curious and self-improving speller and to the more venturesome participant in adult spelling bees now flourishing across the United States.

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Take the Back-cover Quiz:

1.  a. herculian  b. herculeian  c. herculaean  d. herculean

2.  a. passamentary  b. passementerie  c. passimenterie  d. passimentery

3.  a. strycknine  b. strichnine  c. strychnine  d. strichnyne

4.  a. tynitis  b. tinnitus  c. tinitus  d. tinitis

5.  a. bonnehommie  b. bonhommie  c. bonhomie  d. bonnehomie


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Featured in the New York Times BUY
"Spell Check," an adapted excerpt from So You Think You Can Spell?, appeared in the Sunday "Education Life" section of the New York Times November 1, 2009. The quiz includes more than 125 questions selected from the book.
Read the article.
So You Think You Can Spell? can be purchased through all major bookstores and online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and from the publisher, Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA).

The book is available in paperback and as an e-book.

 
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