Spelling the word endings ous and us

Choose from us or ous.


Work out which letters are missing then type the whole word.

She has a very jeal___ boyfriend.
I've been chosen to sing in the chor___.
The film star is marrying a prosper___ banker.
Their wedding will be a moment___ occasion.
On holiday he caught a vir___
He has made a miracul___ recovery.
A walr___ is a seal-like animal with long tusks.
Let's eat soon, I'm really raven___.
I wonder who sent this anonym___ letter.
The band received stupend___ applause.
Use a thesaur___ to widen your vocabulary.
That high mountain road is treacher___.


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Unit 29: Spelling the endings -ous and -us

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