Monday, 4 April 2011

top 100 spelling mistakes in English

Here are the top 100 most common spelling mistakes in English according to yourdictionary.com

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  • acceptable - Several words made the list because of the suffix pronounced -√™bl but sometimes spelled -ible, sometimes -able. Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK.
  • accidentally - It is no accident that the test for adverbs on -ly is whether they come from an adjective on -al ("accidental" in this case). If so, the -al has to be in the spelling.
All the way through to:

  • until - I will never stop harping on this until this word is spelled with an extra [l] for the last time!
  • vacuum - If your head is not a vacuum, remember that the silent [e] on this one married the [u] and joined him inside the word where they are living happily ever since. Well, the evidence is suggestive but not conclusive. Anyway, spell this word with two [u]s and not like "volume."
Here is the full list - 100 most common spelling errors - but watch out for the American spellings... extra points for anyone who notices any differences between British and American spellings.

Here are a couple of spelling tests, see how well you do:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c/SpellingTests/Test1MostDiff.htm
http://www.esl-lounge.com/quiz-spelling.shtml

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