“We wanted to update the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge because we have seen how much Oxford Dictionaries Online users enjoy word challenges, word games, and learning how to spell interesting words. The original Spelling Challenge was the most popular quiz on the website,” said Daniel Stewart, Head of Marketing for Oxford Dictionaries. “Whether you are a keen crossword solver or a student, spelling correctly is essential when writing English. Taking this word challenge on Oxford Dictionaries Online is a fun way to learn how to spell the trickiest words in the English language and play a language game at the same time!”
“Certain words in the English language prove trickier to spell than other words,” said Mr Stewart. “The first edition of the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge tested common misspellings such as ‘dissapoint’
About Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries is part of Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford. The Oxford Dictionaries website provides a free online dictionary of current English. This online dictionary features Oxford definitions of words, along with advice on correct grammar, British spelling and American spelling, and punctuation, plus guidelines to help people to improve their English usage. The site also includes free online bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. With one click, translate English-French / French-English, English-German / German-English, English-Italian / Italian-English, or English-Spanish / Spanish-English.
As well as the online dictionary the site offers word games including the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling challenge game, a vocabulary quiz section, crosswords, a crossword solver and anagram solver, and an FAQ section that answers questions like ‘How many words are there in the English Language?’ Subscribers to the professional Oxford Dictionaries Pro website gain access to additional English language resources for writers, including an Oxford thesaurus.
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