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    Here is a list of often misspelled words originally posted by lonelypoet on the old site that might be helpful. Words in (parentheses) are alternate spellings.

    accelerate
    accidentally (accidently)
    accommodate
    accordion (accordian)
    accumulate
    acquaintance (acquaintence, aquaintance)
    acquire (aquire)
    acquit (aquit)
    aficionado
    a lot (alot)
    amateur
    anoint
    apology
    argument (arguement)
    atheist
    a while (awhile)
    axle (axel)
    barbecue (barbeque)
    believable (believeable)
    believe
    broccoli (brocolli)
    camouflage
    cantaloupe
    carburetor
    Caribbean
    cartilage
    cemetery (cemetary)
    chauvinism (chauvanism)
    chili
    chocolaty (chocolatey)
    coliseum, also colosseum (colliseum)
    collectible (collectable)
    colonel
    commemorate
    congratulations
    conscious
    consensus
    coolly
    daiquiri
    Dalmatian (Dalmation)
    deceive
    defendant
    definite (definate)
    desiccate
    desperate
    deterrence
    development (developement)
    diorama
    disappear
    disappoint
    dissipate
    drunkenness (drunkeness)
    dumbbell (dumbell)
    ecstasy
    embarrass
    exercise (excercise)
    exhilarate
    existence (existance)
    Fahrenheit
    fiery (firey)
    flabbergast (flabberghast)
    flotation (floatation)
    frustum (frustrum)
    gauge
    genius (genious; see "ingenious")
    grammar (grammer)
    gross
    guttural
    handkerchief (hankerchief)
    harass (harrass)
    horrific
    hypocrisy
    imitate
    immediately
    inadvertent (inadvertant)
    incidentally (incidently)
    incredible
    independent
    indispensable (indispensible)
    ingenious (ingenius; see "genius")
    inoculate (innoculate)
    irascible
    irresistible (irresistable)
    its (it's)
    judgment (judgement)
    led (lead)
    liaison
    lieutenant
    liquefy (liquify)
    lose (loose)
    maneuver, also manoeuvre
    marshmallow (marshmellow)
    medieval, also mediaeval
    memento (momento)
    millennium (millenium)
    minuscule (miniscule)
    mischief (mischeif)
    mischievous (mischievious)
    misogyny
    missile
    misspell
    nauseous
    necessary
    no one
    occasion
    occurrence
    octopus
    onomatopoeia
    parallel
    parliament
    pastime (pasttime)
    peninsula
    pharaoh (pharoah)
    pigeon (pidgeon)
    pistachio (pistacchio)
    plagiarize
    playwright
    plenitude (plentitude)
    poinsettia (pointsettia)
    precede
    presumptuous (presumptious)
    proceed
    pronunciation (pronounciation)
    propagate
    privilege (priviledge)
    puerile
    pursue (persue)
    putrefy
    questionnaire (questionaire)
    raspberry
    receipt
    receive
    recommend
    refrigerator (refridgerator)
    renowned
    rhythm
    ridiculous
    sacrilegious
    sandal
    savvy
    seize (sieze)
    sensible (sensable)
    separate
    septuagenarian (septagenarian)
    sergeant
    sheriff
    shish kebab
    siege
    similar
    simile
    sorcerer (sorceror)
    subpoena
    supersede (supercede)
    tariff
    there (their, they're)
    threshold
    tongue
    too (to)
    tragedy
    tyranny
    ukulele (ukelele)
    until (untill)
    vacuum
    vicious
    weird
    you're (your)

  • #2
    I really thank for your post. I usually misspell some of these words while writing lengthy essays or something. I can even spot the mistakes even if I read it again. So I get low marks for my assignments. Nowadays, I entitle the task of writing to some best essay writing service. But somehow I want to overcome this problem of misspelling. If you have any tip to remember those words correctly, please share it with me.May it be any type of learning disability?
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    • #3
      Thank you for this useful thread. A good vocabulary will allow you to express exactly what you mean, as clearly and concisely as possible. If I wrote an essay then I made lot of spelling mistakes. For my academic assignments I assisted professional writers they write my paper for cheap since I got better grade in my assignment subjects.
      Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense.

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      • #4
        I am usually a fairly good speller but some of those I would have trouble with for sure! I am not even sure what "aficionado", " carburetor", "frustum", "guttural", and "puerile" are. And I always have trouble with "onomatopoeia".

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        • #5
          Nice post helps me alot thanks.
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          Last edited by anosh; 12-07-2015, 11:46 PM.

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          • #6
            just saw this. I'm surprised that APOLOGY is on this list. I can't imagine misspelling APOLOGY. Although, I used to work with a team of technical people from our external IT team and I realized that tech people do not write well. I don't want to generalize. At least for our team, then. lol
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            • #7
              Another offer misspelled word is "a lot" people often spell it "alot"

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              • #8
                "Lead" is actually a word depending on the context.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by anosh View Post
                  Nice post helps me alot thanks.
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                  Exactly. Alot is not a word.

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