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What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm

1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere?
2) Pharaoh (in my line of work, I write this word all the time!)
3) Exersize (sic.) (I always want to put a “c” after the “x”)
4) inaugurate (shouldn’t there be a double “n”?
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What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:48 pm

zrs70 wrote:
1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere?
2) Pharaoh (in my line of work, I write this word all the time!)
3) Exersize (I always want to put a “c” after the “x”)
4) inaugurate (shouldn’t there be a double “n”?


You also put a z in exercise...
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 am

I have muscle memory that types "hte" - not my fault. :shakehead:

With peripheral neuropathy in my hands and vision not that great I find that I can type a lot of words incorrectly and depend on auto correct to save me.
 
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:12 am

I always have to think through the it’s/its
 
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:14 am

jetero wrote:
I always have to think through the it’s/its.

I get that one wrong still, even though I know how and when to use them.

Another three are occassional, embarrassed, millennium (millenium).

Misspelled is another one. :profile:
 
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:24 am

I was well into my thirties when I learned the word "persevere" is not "perservere."

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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:45 am

I suspect that my ability to spell correctly has suffered for two reasons. Advancing age combined with memory forgetfulness, and dependence on spell-check features of email and this forum/website.

Unfortunately, spell-check doesn't help in all situations such as homophones or near-homophones: sensor, censor, censer, censure.

A dictionary beside the computer continues to get a lot of use here.
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:49 am

zrs70 wrote:
1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere?


That one is my top one too, because it's spelled licence in French (and UK English), so that's confusing and I end up being wrong in both languages.

2) connection

Same reason, it's spelt connexion in French, when usually you'd expect the reverse.

Can't think of others right now.
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:33 am

whether, tether, through, tough and like that

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Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:16 pm

goverment : government don't know why i forget the N
congradulations: congratulations don't know why i add the D

thank goodness for spell check.
 
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:04 pm

I'll give you the top five that my students misspell first as it is correct, then as they spell it.

chief - cheif
business - buisness
definitely - definately
separate - seperate
jeopardy - jepardy
 
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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:01 pm

One of these words is in this thread's title.

"Misspell" should be spelled "mispel" to truly convey its meaning.


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Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:56 pm

Aesma wrote:
zrs70 wrote:
1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere?


That one is my top one too, because it's spelled licence in French (and UK English), so that's confusing and I end up being wrong in both languages.


In English "Licence" is a noun, as in Driving Licence. "License" is a verb as in to license or licensed victualler.

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