Homophones for qu words

homophones - qu words Homophones from this section:

If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake -
so it is especially important to learn them.

queue - people standing in line

cue -
a) a signal or a hint
b) long rod for playing pool or snooker
There's a long queue for the best ride.


a) The actor was given his cue.
b) Hit the ball with the cue.

quiet and quite

These two words are not strictly homophones: quite has one syllable, quiet has two. However, they are often confused - and the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake. Make quite sure you are quite certain which is which:
quite -
a) Completely
b) More or less, partly

quiet - Not noisy

a) You are quite right.
b) He's quite good-looking.

Please be quiet, I'm trying to rest.

Try this higher level test of qu words.

Read the clues and find the 3 syllables needed to spell each word:

1st syllable 2nd syllable 3rd syllable
quar
e
qual
qui
quan
in
qui
it
an
quip
tit
et
ment
ly
ry
y
tine

Clues:

Type the whole word:

An amount.
The kit needed for a task.
Isolation to prevent infection.
Softly, without noise.
Investigation.
How good or bad.


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