Commonly misspelled words
Some words are tricky, no matter how skilled at spelling a person might be. As a writing coach and editor, I find that the same commonly misspelled words come up again and again in the books and other documents I edit. Everyone has their own list of words that they find difficult to spell. Should the I come before the E, or is that one of the E-before-I words? Does this one have a silent letter I’m missing? Even as a writing and publishing expert, I find myself looking up words from time to time because I don’t remember how they’re spelled, and it’s important to get them right. You probably have a few words that you struggle to remember how to spell.
Free list of commonly misspelled words
Below, you’ll find a document you can download for free, but you might also want a book to keep handy to tell you how to spell certain words. This book is my favorite for helping with commonly misspelled words that are used in business.
- It’s small, so it saves space.
- It lists more than 25,000 words used in business.
- It lists the words in alphabetical order.
Why is that important?
It’s important because it means that a person can learn to spell several words at once: The root word and some of its permutations are there together, in alphabetical order. Once you’ve learned how to spell the stem word, you’ll find it easy to spell the word with -ed, -ment, -ly, etc. on the end. Elementary school spelling books could have been so much more efficient if they had grouped our words this way. Well, fortunately, we have this book.
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Free download list of commonly misspelled words
This document is intentionally left in a form that is editable. As you find that you know how to spell a word with ease, feel free to delete it from the list. Then you’ll have a customized list of commonly misspelled words—containing only the words that you find challenging to spell. That will give you a target. Tackle one word at a time, and when you’ve deleted every word, you’ll have mastered the words that are misspelled most often.
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