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Commonly Misspelled Words

This is a list of words that are commonly misspelled. Post this list in your yearbook room so your copy editors can make sure these words are spelled correctly.

absence
accidentally
accommodate
acknowledge
acquaintance
acquire
across
address
all right
altogether
amateur
analyze
answer
apparently
appearance
appropriate
argument
ascend
athletics
attendance
audience
basically
beginning
believe
benefited
bureau
calendar
candidate
cemetery
changeable
characteristic
column
commitment
committed
committee
competitive
conceivable

conferred
conscience
conscious
courteous
criticism
curiosity
decision
definitely
describe
description
desperate
develop
disappear
disappoint
disastrous
dissatisfied
eighth
eligible
embarrass
eminent
emphasize
entirely
environment
especially
exaggerated
exhaust
existence
familiar
fascinate
February
foreign
forty
fourth
government
grammar
guidance
harass

height
illiterate
incidentally
incredible
indispensable
inevitable
intelligence
interesting
irrelevant
irresistible
knowledge
laboratory
license
maneuver
mathematics
mischievous
necessary
occasionally
occurred
occurrence
omitted
optimistic
pamphlet
parallel
particularly
pastime
perseverance
perspiration
phenomenon
physically
playwright
politics
practically
precede
precedence
preference
preferred
prejudice

privilege
proceed
professor
pronunciation
quiet
quite
recommend
reference
referred
repetition
restaurant
rhythm
ridiculous
roommate
sandwich
schedule
secretary
seize
separate
sergeant
similar
sincerely
sophomore
subtly
succeed
surprise
thorough
tragedy
transferred
truly
unnecessarily
usually
vacuum
vengeance
villain
weird
whether
writing


 

Contributed by:
Jane Roehrig & Heidi Ash
Herff Jones Sales Professionals, CA

 

 

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