Common Spelling Mistakes in English

While some words admit multiple spellings, some are not considered standard, and thus are misspellings. A misspelled word can be a series of letters that represents no correctly spelled word of the same language at all or a correct spelling of another word. Misspellings of the latter type can easily make their way into printed material because they are not caught by simple computerized spell checkers.

Misspellings may be due to either typing errors, or lack of knowledge of the correct spelling. Whether or not a word is misspelled may depend on context, as is the case with American / British English distinctions. Misspelling can also be a matter of opinion when variant spellings are accepted by some and not by others.

Incorrect: acommodation

Correct: accommodation

Incorrect: acheive

Correct: achieve

Incorrect:  accross

Correct: across

Incorrect:  adress

Correct: address

Incorrect:  appearence

Correct: appearance

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Incorrect:  assasination

Correct: assassination

Incorrect:  beggining

Correct: beginning

Incorrect:  buisness

Correct: business

Incorrect:  collegue

Correct: colleague

Incorrect:  commitee

Correct: committee

Incorrect:  concious

Correct: conscious

Incorrect:  copywrite

Correct: copyright

Incorrect:  dependance

Correct: dependence

Incorrect:  desireable

Correct: desirable

Incorrect:  embarass

Correct: embarrass

Incorrect: enviroment

Correct: environment

Incorrect:  Febuary

Correct: February

Incorrect:  fourty

Correct: forty

Incorrect:  glamourous

Correct: glamorous

Incorrect:  independance

Correct: independence

Incorrect:  interupt

Correct: interrupt

Incorrect:  intresting

Correct: interesting

Incorrect:  knowlege

Correct: knowledge

Incorrect:  libary

Correct: library

Incorrect:  lightening

Correct: lightning

Incorrect:  mischievious

Correct: mischievous

Incorrect:  mispell

Correct: misspell

Incorrect:  neccessary

Correct: necessary

Incorrect:  neice

Correct: niece

Incorrect:  calender

Correct: calendar

Incorrect:  definately

Correct: definitely

Common Spelling Mistakes in English 1

Incorrect:  tommorrow

Correct: tomorrow

Incorrect:  noticable

Correct: noticeable

Incorrect:  convinient

Correct: convenient

Incorrect:  deterioreit

Correct: deteriorate

Incorrect:  dissappear

Correct: disappear

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Incorrect: arguement

Correct: argument

Incorrect: Wensday

Correct: Wednesday

Incorrect: ignor

Correct: ignore

Incorrect: occured

Correct: occurred

Incorrect: opertunity

Correct: opportunity

Incorrect: que

Correct: queue

Incorrect: speach

Correct: speech

Incorrect: thier

Correct: their

Incorrect: truely

Correct: truly

Incorrect: liesure

Correct: leisure

Incorrect: sieze

Correct: seize

Incorrect: wierd

Correct: weird

Incorrect: intresting

Correct: interesting

Incorrect: knowlege

Correct: knowledge

Incorrect: lollypop

Correct: lollipop

Incorrect: paralell

Correct: parallel

Incorrect: pasttime

Correct: pastime

Incorrect: persue

Correct: pursue

Incorrect: potatoe

Correct: potato

Incorrect: preceeding

Correct: preceding

Incorrect: pronounciation

Correct: pronunciation

Incorrect: recieve

Correct: receive

Incorrect: reccomend

Correct: recommend

Incorrect: rythm

Correct: rhythm

Incorrect: shedule

Correct: schedule

Incorrect: seige

Correct: siege

Incorrect: sentance

Correct: sentence

Incorrect: seperate

Correct: separate

Incorrect: sincerly

Correct: sincerely

Incorrect: tatoo

Correct: tattoo

Incorrect: tendancy

Correct: tendency

Incorrect: untill

Correct: until

Incorrect: vaccuum

Correct: vacuum

Common Spelling Mistakes in English 2

 

Incorrect: vegeterian

Correct: vegetarian

Incorrect: whereever

Correct: wherever

Incorrect: writen

Correct: written

Incorrect: finaly

Correct: finally

Incorrect: fluoroscent

Correct: fluorescent

Incorrect: goverment

Correct: government

Incorrect: grammer

Correct: grammar

Incorrect: happend

Correct: happened

Incorrect: dilemna

Correct: dilemma

Incorrect: existance

Correct: existence

Incorrect: familar

Correct: familiar

Incorrect: foriegn

Correct: foreign

Incorrect: futher

Correct: further

 

List of 100 Common Synonyms for Improving Your English

synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.

Synonyms can be any part of speech (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs or prepositions), as long as both words belong to the same part of speech. Examples:

  • verb: buy and purchase
  • adjective: big and large
  • adverb: quickly and speedily
  • preposition: on and upon

Here you will find a table of commonly used words and their synonyms to improve your English vocabulary…

List of 100 Common Synonyms for Improving Your English 3

List of 100 Common Synonyms for Improving Your English 4

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English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2

Exercise 3: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

1. When did you first know him?

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………….

2. Their trip lasted three day.

They had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………………….

3. It may rain hard this afternoon, so take the rain coat with you.

In case………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………..

4. She had to do the washing up but she didn’t.

She forgot…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………..

5. English id easy to learn.

It………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………..

6. Don’t leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.

If………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………..

7. The furniture was too old to keep.

It was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………..

8. Gary is the best guitarist in her class.

No one else………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………..

9. Since the invention of computer, people have saved a lot of time.

Since the computer was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. .

10. It’s necessary for everybody to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Everybody………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

Exercise 4: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

1 It is necessary to finish the work today.

You need………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………………………………

2. Sally finally managed to get the job.

Sally finally succeeded………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………………….

3. This is the last time I go to this restaurant.

I certainly………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

4″ I advise you to take a holiday,” the doctor continued.

You’d……………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………………… ”

5. ” If you don’t rest yourself you really will be ill

Unless…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………

6. The doctor told him that he work too hard.

You……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………………..

7. Those pictures are beautiful.

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

8. It was an interesting film.

What………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………………………..

9. What is the weight of your suitcase?

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

10. How tall is Peter’s father?

What………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

Exercise 5: Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the first one:

1. He can’t afford to buy the car.

The car……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

2. Shirley didn’t begin to read until she was eight.

It wasn’t…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

3. Mrs. Taylor regretted buying the second -hand washing-machine.

Mrs. Taylor wished…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………

4. Nobody can deny that she has a beautiful voice.

It………………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………………….

5. Jane is the tallest girl in her class .

Nobody…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

6. They couldn’t find the manager anywhere .

The manager was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………

7. Their teacher is making them study hard.

They………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………….

8. As I get older, I want to travel less.

The older……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………..

9. I have never been to Liverpool in my life .

Never……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ……………………

10. My father speaks very little French.

My father speaks hardly…………………………………….. …………………………………………. .

ANSWERS:

Exercise 3

1. How long have you known him.
2. They had a three-day trip.
3. In case it rain hard this afternoon, take the rain coat with you.
4. She forgot doing the washing up.
5. It is easy to learn English.
6. If you leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.
7. It was such old furniture that we couldn’t keep it.
8. No one else in Gary’s class plays the guitar as well as her.
9. Since the computer was invented, people have saved a lot of time.
10. Everybody needs to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Exercise 4

1. You need to finish the work today.
2. Sally finally succeeded in getting the job.
3. I certainly will never go to this restaurant.
4. “You’d better take a holiday ” the doctor said to him.
5. Unless you rest yourself you really will be ill.
6. “You work too hard” the doctor sai to him.
7. How beautiful those pictures are.
8. What an interesting film (it was)!
9. How heavy is your suitcase?
10. What is Peter’s father’s height?

Exercise 5

1. The car is too expensive for him to buy.
2. It wasn’t until Shirley was eight years that she began to read.
3. Mrs Taylor wished she hadn’t bought the second – hand washing – machine.
4. It can’t be denied that she has the beautiful voice.
5. Nobody in Jane’s class is as tall as her.
6. The manager was no where to be found.
7. They are being made to study hard.
8. The older I get, the less I want to travel.
9. Never have I been to Liverpool in my life.

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1

Exercise 1: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.

1. You should take the train instead of the bus.

-> If………………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………

2. I’m sure that someone forgot to lock the door.

–> Someone must………………………………………. ………………………………………….

3. They bought this house ten years ago.

–> They have………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …..

4. The course finished with a big party.

–> At the end……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ….

5. We invited a pop star onto the chat show, but he didn’t turn up.

–> The pop star………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ..

6. Although she said that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.

—> Despite……………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………..

7. The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened.

–> No sooner…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …….

8. You feel tired now because you didn’t sleep very well last night.

-> Had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………..

9. When did you start the project?

—> How long………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….

10. Their wedding will be held in a lovely church.

–> The church…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……

Exercise 2: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.

1. My father used to play football when he was young.

My father doesn’t……………………………………. ………………………………………….. .. ,

2. Jane gave me a present on my last birthday.

I was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………..

3. “Let’s go swimming”.

She suggests…………………………………… ………………………………………….. …….

4. “Would you like a cup of coffee?”

He………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………….

5. We got lost in the jungle because we didn’t have a map.

If we had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …….

6.1 last saw Bob when I was in Ho Chi Minh City.

I haven’t seen………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ..

7. It is a three-hour drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.

It takes……………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………

8. It’s a pity you didn’t tell us about this.

I wish………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………….

9. They think the owner of the house is abroad.

The owner……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ……

10. The children couldn’t go swimming because the sea was very rough.

The sea was too……………………………………….. …………………………………………..

ANSWERS

Exercise 1

1. If I were you, I’d take the train instead of the bus.
2. Someone must have forgotten to lock the door.
3. They have had/ owned this house for ten years.
4. At the end of the course, there was a big party.
5. The pop star that/ who/ whom we invited onto the chatshow didn’t turn up.
6. Despite her saying that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.
7. No sooner had the plane left the airport than the accident happened.
8. Had you slept well last night, you wouldn’t feel tired now. 9.How long is it since you started the project ?
10. The church where their wedding will be held is lovely.

Exercise 2

1. My father doesn’t play football anymore.
2. I was given a present on my last birthday.
3. She suggests going swimming.
4. He invited me a cup of tea.
5. If we had had a map, I wouldn’t got lost in the jungle
6. I haven’t seen Bob since I was in Ho Chi Minh City.
7. It takes three hours to drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.
8. I wish you had told us about it.
9. The owner of the house is thought to be abroad.
10. The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming.