289 Words Most Commonly Misspelled In English

289 Words Most Commonly Misspelled In English

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The English language is full of grammar rules and guidelines. To make matters more difficult for people, there also a lot words that we tend to misspell all the time. This list contains 289 of the words most commonly misspelled in the English language.

 

Spelling correctly or impeccably in English is not an easy thing to master. Writing correctly and proper grammar are an obstacle many students and people all over face. If that wasn’t difficult enough, there are also hundreds of words which sound and are spelled the same.

 

Yet those are not the main culprits when it comes to misspellings. In addition, you also have to contend with the fact that some words that are spelled one way in American dictionaries, are spelled a bit different in the British English spelling. This list below contains most the ones that are. Take a good look at them and study them really hard. Chances are that you may have misspelled a few of them yourself.

 

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A Test Within The List

 

Before we show you the entire list, there is a test within the list. This is to see whether or not you are one of those which may misspell any of these commonly misspelled words or not.

 

1.  Which is correct?

A. Reccomend
B. Reccommend
C. Recommend
D. Recomend.

 

2. Which is correct?

A. Argument
B. Arguement
C. Argumment
D. Argumemt

 

3. Which is correct?

A. Consencus
B. Consensus
C. Consenssus
D. Concensus

 

4. Which is correct?

A. Inadvertant
B. Inadvertint
C. Inadvertent
D. Inaadvertent

 

5. Which is correct?

A. Amauteur
B. Amateur
C. Ammateur
D. Ameteur

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The Answers to the test above are as follows

 

1 – C= Recommend

2 – A = Argument

3 – B = Consensus

4 – C = Inadvertent

5 – B – Amateur

 

If you took the test above and you found at least 1 or more of the words presented some difficulty for you, then don’t worry. The truth is that you are not alone in that department. According to statistics, those are some of the most commonly misspelled words in the English dictionary. Below, are 289 words you may have a problem spelling correctly.

 

absence

accidentally

accommodate

accumulate

achievement

acquaintance

acquire

acquit

acquitted

advice

advise

amateur

among

analysis

analyze

annual

apartment

apparatus

apparent

appearance

arctic

arguing

argument

arithmetic

ascend

atheist

athletic

attendance

balance

battalion

beginning

belief

believe

bellwether

beneficial

benefited

boundaries

Britain

business

calendar

candidate

category

cemetery

changeable

changing

choose

chose

collectible

column

coming

commission

committee

committed

comparative

compelled

conceivable

conferred

conscience

conscientious

conscious

control

controversial

controversy

criticize

daiquiri

deferred

definite

definitely

definition

describe

description

desperate

dictionary

dining

disappearance

disappoint

disastrous

discipline

dissatisfied

dormitory

drunkenness

dumbbell

effect

eighth

eligible

eliminate

embarrass

eminent

encouragement

encouraging

environment

equipped

equipment

especially

exaggerate

excellence

exceed

exhilarate

existence

existent

experience

explanation

familiar

fascinate

February

fiery

foreign

formerly

forty

fourth

frantically

gauge

generally

government

grammar

grandeur

grateful

grievous

harass

height

heroes

hindrance

hierarchy

hoping

humorous

hypocrisy

hypocrite

ignorance

immediate

immediately

incidentally

incredible

independence

indispensable

inevitable

inoculate

intellectual

intelligence

interesting

irresistible

its/it’s

jewelry

judgment

knowledge

kernel

laboratory

laid

led

leisure

liaison

library

license

lightning

loneliness

lose

losing

maintenance

maneuver

manufacture

marriage

mathematics

maybe

medieval

memento

millennium

mere

miniature

mischievous

minuscule

misspell

mysterious

necessary

Negroes

neighbor

ninety

noticeable

occasionally

occurred

occurrence

omitted

opinion

opportunity

optimistic

paid

parallel

paralysis

paralyze

particular

pastime

performance

permissible

perseverance

personal

personnel

perspiration

physical

picnicking

playwright

possession

possibility

possible

practically

precede

precedence

preference

preferred

prejudice

preparation

prevalent

principal/principle

privilege

probably

procedure

proceed

profession

professor

prominent

pronunciation

publicly

pursue

 

Don’t forget to read about the Anatomy of Misspellings

 

questionnaire

quantity

quizzes

recede

receive/receipt

receiving

recommend

reference

referred

referring

relevant

repetition

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

ridiculous

sacrifice

sacrilegious

salary

schedule

seize

sense

separate

separation

sergeant

severely

shining

similar

sincerely

sophomore

specifically

specimen

statue

studying

succeed

succession

supersede

surprise

their/they’re/there

technique

temperamental

tendency

tragedy

transferring

threshold

tries

truly

twelfth

tyranny

unanimous

undoubtedly

unnecessary

until

usually

vacuum

village

villain

weather

weird

whether/weather

woman

women

writing

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