There are many words in the English Language, that somewhere have similar sounds, but aren’t spelled accurately. One knows the words, but a little here and there lead to wrong spellings. Now, if you are a lover of the English language, you might know that misspelled words aren’t acceptable to readers.
Yet, unintentionally, even the best of the English speakers could jumble some alphabets, or confuse them. We want to avoid that at all times. One way you can steer clear of doing the same is by taking a look at this list.
In one way or another, once you take an in-depth look at this lesson, you might be reminded of not using the wrong spelling the next time you make use of this word.
Here is a list of the 20 most commonly misspelled words in the English language.
Now that we are discussing wrong spellings let us begin from the roots. Several times, we spell this word as ‘mispeled’. One assumes that the word doesn’t include another ‘s’ and another ‘l’. Fortunately, you know now and can abstain from doing the same.
Yes, this one may seem complicated to many, and to date, we end up adding an extra ‘e’ after the letter ‘g’ (acknowledgement). That, and other forms that jumble the letters ‘d’ and ‘g’ are incorrect.
We can credit the wrong spelling to the pronunciation of this word to some extent. When we say the word ‘mortgage’, we usually do not pronounce the letter ‘t’. Therefore, unknowingly, we write ‘morgage’. Well, not anymore.
How many times have you used ‘i’ instead of ‘e’ after the ‘v’? It’s is one of the most common spelling errors, and while we know it is confusing, it doesn’t work well in the professional world out there.
While the letters ‘th’ may sound like ‘dh’, it still makes the spelling wrong. But, it does seem like a forgivable error for beginners. After all, to err is human!
A self-explanatory reason why people spell this word wrong is that they do not know what to do with the ‘e’ at the end of ‘write’. Thus, the word invariably becomes ‘writeing’ or ‘writting’- both wrong.
We use the word now and then, and yet use ‘dependant’, ‘dipendant’ and other such incorrect spellings. Make sure, there is no ‘a’ in this word; only the ‘e’s’.
‘They themself told me to be here at this time.’- That is incorrect. This is one of yet another common misspelled words in our vocabulary. When you say ‘they’, it is always ‘themselves’.
The end pronunciation of this word may confuse many to use ‘sion’. That indeed is an err, for the spelling is not as complicated as we assume sometimes.
Thankfully for us, we now have the privilege not to misspell this word; privelege or priviledge are both unacceptable.
The words that use the letters ‘e’ and ‘i’ together usually end up confusing people. One such word is Leisure, wherein many jumbles these two letters in question.
Restaurant is yet another word from our vocabulary that has a perplexing spelling owing to its pronunciation. We end up using ‘restraunt’ as opposed to the defined dictionary version.
Somehow, one could fear using so many double letters in one word, thinking they might be wrong. Successful is one such word; some incorrect spellings we commonly use are sucesful, successfull, or sucessful.
We cannot blame people for misspelling this word; the spelling is a thinker, for no one would anticipate a double ‘u’ here. At least now, we can make sure to remember this one knowing that it is one distinct word.
Most of the time, we can blame our wrong spellings on the way we say these words. There is no way around it than just knowing how to spell it right with practice. The word ‘parliament’ is also one amongst these, with people spelling it as ‘parliment’.
How often do people use this word? And yet, we end up spelling it as ‘buisness’ or ‘bisness’. Both are incorrect.
There are several versions of this word like ‘definately’, definitly’, and ‘dafinetly’, to name a few. The best way to go around learning this word is to go by its phonic sounds.
Even the best of English speakers could get stuck on this word, wondering if it is ‘greatful’, ‘gratefull’, or ‘grateful. Well, option three it is! An easy way to remember this spelling is to know that it is not the same as ‘great’.
Using ‘a’ instead of ‘e’ is one standard error that we could commit. Yet again, the way we pronounce it may mislead us. One way you could avoid this mistake is by remembering that it doesn’t spell the way it sounds.
‘Hygene’, ‘hygin’, etc. are all commonly used spellings, all of which do not agree with the dictionary.
Some more spellings to practice
Now that you have got a great insight into avoiding wrong spellings take a look at some more typical words that you could practice to achieve perfection. The more you practice, the more you will get the hang of remembering them.
They are: foreign, exceed, committed, acquaintance, dumbbell, license, professor, twelfth, pronunciation, and necessary.
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