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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?

Last updated on: July 18, 2012 17:27 IST

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Answer these questions and tell us just how many syllables each word contains! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

The word 'doctor' contains two syllables -- doc-tor.

Then there's 'pottery', which contains three (pott-er-y) and 'God', which contains just one.

If you still don't know what syllables are, exactly, here's the formal definition -- a syllable is a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound (with or without surrounding consonants), forming the whole or a part of a word.

In the following pages, we bring you various words -- see if you can count the correct number of syllables in each.

Answers are provided upon submission of results on each page and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

How many syllables does the following word contain?
PARCEL

a) Two
b) Six
c) Three



Tags: PAR-CEL , YOU , PARCEL

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
ANTAGONISE

a) Seven
b) Three
c) Four



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
DOG

a) Half
b) One
c) Two



Tags: DOG , YOU

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
OCEAN

a) Two
b) Five
c) Four



Tags: O-CEAN , YOU , OCEAN

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
IMPRESSIVE

a) Four
b) Three
c) Five



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
TREMBLE

a) One
b) Two
c) Seven



Tags: YOU , TREMBLE

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
ONOMATOPOEIA

a) Six
b) Seven
c) Eight




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How many syllables does the following word contain?
GRASS

a) Five
b) Two
c) One



Tags: GRASS , YOU

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
AWKWARD

a) Three
b) Two
c) Six



Tags: YOU , AWKWARD

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
GARGANTUAN

a) Three
b) Four
c) Six



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
SPUTTER

a) Two
b) Two and a half
c) Three



Tags: YOU , SPUTTER

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
CHOCOLATE

a) Three
b)Four
c) Eight



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
FUTURISTIC

a) Six
b) Five
c) Four



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
POUT

a) Two
b) One
c) Half



Tags: POUT , YOU

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
CRUCIFEROUS

a) Five
b) Four
c) Nine



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
ECSTASY

a) Three
b) Seven
c) Five



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
FOLKLORE

a) Four
b) Three
c) Two



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
HYPERSENSITIVITY

a) Eight
b) Seven
c) Ten



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How many syllables does the following word contain?
DELVE

a) One
b) Two
c) One and a half



Tags: DELVE , YOU

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How many syllables does the following word contain?
SCRUMPTIOUS

a) Four
b) Two
c) Six



Tags: YOU

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