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Which English words do you have trouble spelling?


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Generally, I have no problems in spellings.

Few years ago, I had tough time writing " bureaucracy"  which often landed me in embarrassing situations :)

But somehow I have now mastered the art of spelling and I am pretty much okay with it right now.

For those who have nightmares when it comes to spellings, I suggest to develop the habbit of  reading and keep a good dictionary handy.

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I finally learned how to spell exacerbate today. Not that I use it very often. My most common typos is 'going' which I often spell as 'gogin' although I know how to spell it correctly, I just never end up doing so.

Mentioning correctly, I often used to spell that with one 'R'

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Which English words do you misspell the most?

Well as for me i do have problem with 'E" and "I", Whenever I am suppose to put "E" first I always tend to "I" instead. Such word as, "Yield", "Field". I always have to ask someone if the spelling is correct. I also remember try to spell 'Busy", and it took me two day before i could get it right . :laugh:

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I have a hard time with ELY words like definitely.  I am always writing it definitley and then having to look at it closely and redoing it.  I am slowly trying to train myself on this mistake that I am constantly making with these words.  I am a fairly good speller other than those words.

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Belligerent and words with double or single letters. I get everything mixed up when single or double letters come into play. Sometimes I also swap those with "ei", "ie". I also mistake "gn" in some words and sometimes place h.

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I always mess up with exercise and exaggerate. Always! There is something so unintuitive about the way those words are spelled. (E.g. I had to spellcheck for exaggerate...ah!)  :bored:

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the words like: RECEIVE - but I have read from someone a very good TIP to remember the correct spelling. every time time I encountered words such as DECEIVE, RECEIVED, BELIEVE - the position of the E and the I remains very confusing to me. so the tip was to always remember the world CELIA - if the previous letter is C it should be followed by E, and of course, if the preceding letter is L, it is followed by I - as the case of BELIEVE and RECEIVE.

And I spell happily ever after.. hehehe

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Anything in English that has a french etymology. Those cursed words where they don't pronounce half of the letters. That was always infuriating back when I was trying to do well in Spelling Bees. I'd do fantastic for most of it but then they'd throw the curve ball.

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I always have difficulty spelling the word "separate" and "separately", I have to sound it out in my head a whole bunch of times before I spell it correctly. I used to have difficulty spelling the word "because", but then one of my teachers in elementary school taught me "Bake Eleven Cakes Always Using Seven Eggs" and now I say it every time I spell the word "because".

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I always write "Separate" as "seperate". I also sometimes have mix-ups with "ie" combinations. In general though, I manage to fix my own mistakes without relying on spellcheck. It's a good way to keep your spelling sharp.

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I think there are quite a few English words that are confusing, I know how to spell them but I have to think about it to work out the right way. I can never work out how to spell calendar as I get confused where the e and a goes, recommend I can never remember whether its two c or m's. Words like banana or Mississippi take a bit of thought as the repetitiveness of the ends means you have to think if you have put the right amount of the letters in to make sense when reading.

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Any words with double letters multiple times, like the word "assessment".  I always misspell it on paper, and I almost misspelled the word "misspell".  I'm not sure why, but it's just something that I always mess up on.

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