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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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