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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?

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


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

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
ANTAGONISE

a) Seven
b) Three
c) Four

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
DOG

a) Half
b) One
c) Two

Tags: DOG , YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
OCEAN

a) Two
b) Five
c) Four

Tags: O-CEAN , YOU , OCEAN

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
IMPRESSIVE

a) Four
b) Three
c) Five

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
TREMBLE

a) One
b) Two
c) Seven

Tags: YOU , TREMBLE

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
ONOMATOPOEIA

a) Six
b) Seven
c) Eight

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
GRASS

a) Five
b) Two
c) One

Tags: GRASS , YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
AWKWARD

a) Three
b) Two
c) Six

Tags: YOU , AWKWARD

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
GARGANTUAN

a) Three
b) Four
c) Six

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
SPUTTER

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

Tags: YOU , SPUTTER

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
CHOCOLATE

a) Three
b)Four
c) Eight

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
FUTURISTIC

a) Six
b) Five
c) Four

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
POUT

a) Two
b) One
c) Half

Tags: POUT , YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
CRUCIFEROUS

a) Five
b) Four
c) Nine

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
ECSTASY

a) Three
b) Seven
c) Five

Tags: YOU , ECSTASY

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
FOLKLORE

a) Four
b) Three
c) Two

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
HYPERSENSITIVITY

a) Eight
b) Seven
c) Ten

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
DELVE

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

Tags: DELVE , YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU crack these tricky syllables?


How many syllables does the following word contain?
SCRUMPTIOUS

a) Four
b) Two
c) Six

Tags: YOU