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Frequently Misspelled Words

There are a lot of tricky spelling rules in the English language. This list of words are some of the most commonly misspelled. For more spelling tips, see our Guide to Spelling:

  • absence
  • address
  • advice
  • all right
  • arctic
  • beginning
  • believe
  • bicycle
  • broccoli
  • bureau
  • calendar
  • camaraderie
  • ceiling
  • cemetery
  • changeable
  • conscientious
  • conscious
  • decease
  • deceive
  • definite
  • descent
  • desperate
  • device
  • disastrous
  • ecstasy
  • embarrass
  • exercise
  • fascinate
  • February
  • fiery
  • fluorescent
  • foreign
  • government
  • grateful
  • guarantee
  • harass
  • height
  • humorous
  • independent
  • jealous
  • jewelry
  • judgment
  • ketchup
  • knowledge
  • leisure
  • library
  • license
  • maintenance
  • mathematics
  • mediocre
  • millennium
  • miniature
  • miscellaneous
  • mischievous
  • misspell
  • mysterious
  • necessary
  • neighbor
  • nuclear
  • occasion
  • occurrence
  • odyssey
  • piece
  • pigeon
  • playwright
  • precede
  • prejudice
  • privilege
  • pumpkin
  • raspberry
  • receive
  • rhythm
  • sacrilegious
  • science
  • scissors
  • separate
  • sincerely
  • special
  • thorough
  • through
  • truly
  • until
  • Wednesday
  • weird
  • you're

See also Spelling Demons


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