All of us have been in situations where we’ve regretted after sending a message with major spelling mistakes. There are words which are frequently misspelled maybe because of the level of difficulty or because some of these spellings can be confusing and hard to remember. Therefore, we at Pedagoge decided to come to your rescue with a list of commonly misspelled words and tips on how to remember or correct them.
mispelled misspelled words:-
“ provide lodging or sufficient space for/fit in with the wishes or needs of”
Generally, the common mistakes made are – accomodate/ acommodate.
Tip to remember– this word is large enough to accommodate both a double “c” & a double “m.”
“a person who engages in a pursuit, on an unpaid basis”
Commonly misspelled as amature, so a very good tip to remember this would be – Amateurs need not be mature: this word ends in the French suffix -eur (the equivalent of English -er).
“Able or tending to keep afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas”
We generally make a mistake in the first two vowels and write it as bouyant. A tip to remember this word would be- go as per the pronunciation buo-ya-nt.
“able to be changed or exchanged”
The Common mistake is changable . We generally miss out ‘e’ before ‘a’. Tip to remember- put ‘e’ between ‘chang’ – ‘able’.
“feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with”
Common mistake being- ‘deseparate’/’desparate.
Tip to remember- Break the word and follow the pronunciation. Des-pe-rate.
“in a definite manner; clearly. This is often mistaken as ‘definately’”
So a tip to remember goes like- This word definitely sounds as though it ends only on -it, but it carries a silent “e” everywhere it goes.
“achieve or realize (something desired, promised, or predicted).carry out (a duty or role) as required, promised, or expected”
While spelling this word,we tend to use full-fill. Double ‘l’ in each case. But, a tip to remember – Don’t go with the general spelling of ‘full’ in this case.
“someone or something that has been left out or excluded”
People generally get confused between the ‘m’ and the ‘s’ ie the number of m and s used in the word. Common mistakes are- ommision/omision . Tip to remember – USE DOUBLE S ONLY.
“the state of having, owning, or controlling something. /something that is owned or possessed”
This is a common mistake that we make with the ‘s’ . Tip to remember – Possession possesses more than one ‘s’.
“a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed”
Common mistake being with the last two letters. We tend to write ‘que’ most of the time. So, a tip to remember would be – Double the letters!
“suggesting something supernatural; unearthly”
We end up writing ‘wierd’ but always remember – This word is an exception to the rule about [i] before [e] .So, rules can be broken!
a general agreement.Commonly misspelled as concensus.
A tip to remember would be -The census does not require a consensus, since they are not related!!
“the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc/ an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action”
A tip to remember the correct word would be — If you are committed to correct spelling, you will remember that this word doubles its final [t] from “commit” to “committed”.
“the fact or frequency of something happening./the fact of something existing or being found in a place or under a particular set of conditions”
Commonly mistaken as occurence. Tip to remember- Remember not only the occurrence of double consonants in this word, but that the suffix is -ence, not -ance. No reason, just the English language keeping us on our toes.
“absolutely necessary. A major mistake lies in the when we replace ‘e’ instead of ‘a’ in able. – indispensible.
A tip to remember – Knowing that this word ends on -able is indispensable to good writing.
We’ve generally observed that spelling mistakes occur due to the following reasons as well:
- The spelling and the use of homophones. Example:- there spelled as their.
- Words with apostrophe ; also homophone words. Example:- You’re spelled as your and it’s spelled as its.
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