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Words

  1. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I need a list of all those words we can't remember the correct spellings for - like "misspell" 

    scarey? or scary?  (as in frightening)

    necessary?  or neccesary?

    some of these I have to look up over and over and still can't remember - so I need a list to put on the wall next to my computer -  please help!

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      recieve or receive
      believe or beleive

      fearfull or fearful

      1. camlo profile image85
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Receive - just remember i before e except after c.

    2. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe a trick for "necessary" is to keep in mind that "c" comes before before "s" in the alphabet, and that 1 comes before 2 (numbers-wise).    So - 1 "c", 2 "s's".

  2. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    although or all though?

    friend or freind?

    sleepyness?  or sleepiness?

    1. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      With "friend" keep in mind that "friend" rhymes with "end". 

      With "sleepiness" I guess the only trick to  remember that there isn't very often a "y" that doesn't get changed if more is added to the end of the word.

  3. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    another bad one for me:

    possesive or posessive? or possessive?

  4. ns1209 profile image38
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    scary
    friend
    sleepiness
    receive - i before e except after c
    although
    believe
    fearful

    Hope that helps

  5. luvpassion profile image59
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    nome or gnome

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    ralwus or walrus
    meaga or meega or mega
    maybe omeaga, or is it omega
    meeger pickins I'd sey

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Walrus of course!!   smile  lol

    2. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ..and that ever challenging - WryLilt (or Wry Lilt or WryLit or WryLitt....   hmm  ).

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Whiskey or WestKey? lol

  8. profile image0
    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    whiksey

  9. Ginger Meow profile image81
    Ginger Meowposted 6 years ago

    wiss...hic...kee...hic

    1. thirdmillenium profile image60
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hahaha

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    burrrrp or birp or byrp!

  11. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    discreet or discrete
    (or indiscreet, more applicable here in the forums:-)

  12. Ginger Meow profile image81
    Ginger Meowposted 6 years ago

    tyre or tire

    color or colour

    analyse or analize

  13. Moonchild60 profile image84
    Moonchild60posted 6 years ago

    govenor, I always get it wrong, I believe it is governor.
    I always have to spell check it to get it right.

  14. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    its really funny how often I see stuff all over the internet misspelled in really creative ways and start wondering if people are doing it on purpose to get attention or if they just don't care.

    and then when I start to make my list, I can't remember most of them!

  15. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Cantaloupe or cantalope?  Ahh, the red wavy line tells me 'a' is correct!

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      ralwusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      candleoped with the labra

  16. CMCastro profile image89
    CMCastroposted 6 years ago

    Is it occassional or is it occasional?

  17. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    vicious?  viscious?

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    HOLLYWOODHYPEposted 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful way to limber up the mind. I always try two
    words that sound the same but mean different things, like: mean,to and two, watt and what, blue and blew, raise and raze.  You get the drift.  I confess to being a bit OCD so this is one of the ways to get control of my mind.  - Barbra-Lee -

  19. evilsarah profile image62
    evilsarahposted 6 years ago

    Speek or Speak
    Speech or Speach

    and Which Steel is Steal

  20. JayDeck profile image73
    JayDeckposted 6 years ago

    personal and personnel always a good one.

  21. kookoo88 profile image60
    kookoo88posted 6 years ago

    grey or gray?  I like grey.

    would've, not "would of"

  22. FloBe profile image81
    FloBeposted 6 years ago

    These are commonly used incorrectly:
    there, their, they're
    your, you're

  23. H.C Porter profile image83
    H.C Porterposted 6 years ago

    Conscience, relatable (is that how you spell it?), necessary inconvenience

  24. Ben Evans profile image75
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    Hay, let me tell you a storey
    about a mind gone deft.
    Stupiditey is cleaver
    leaving inteligese beereft.

    So some my call me crazey
    with the way I spill.
    My leters poor onto the paper
    and they have there own will.

    I never mint to misspel
    and too some they will sea
    it is not my intint
    to color with literery indigency.

    Yes when i tipe
    my paige is full of red lines.
    She said it is oky
    it is what it deefines.

    So sintax is my weekness
    and at speling Im no guroo.
    So I say Im sorey
    as I scratch in pane while looking at yew.

    1. Jaggedfrost profile image83
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      crap, and I was going to write a satire on this very subject, it looks like you very much got there first and did it so well that i am not sure I can better it.

  25. drbj profile image83
    drbjposted 6 years ago

    separate is often misspelled

  26. niner profile image60
    ninerposted 6 years ago

    I can never spell and always mix up conscious vs conscience.

    I've noticed that disappoint is often spelt with two s's, too.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I spell OK, but OK is pretty bad for someone who used to be a "Contender" for the title. I'm less concerned with the rules than I am sounding like I'm half literate. Spelling is becoming a lost art. I glad if I can just get a point across.

      1. Druid Dude profile image61
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad. SEE?

  27. kookoo88 profile image60
    kookoo88posted 6 years ago

    though, through, throughout, and thought  all get confused with each other quite often.

    As do quite, quit, and quiet.

  28. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I was having a problem with 'maintenance' last night. I wrote 'maintainance', but knew it looked wrong. The dictionary didn't help me either, because I didn't know how to spell it.
    Hmmm - then a page on Hubpages told me HP was down for 'maintenance' and the problem was solved, except I'd already posted my message using 'repairs etc.'.

    I find the more I think of how to spell a word, the more confused I become.

  29. cookibuq profile image74
    cookibuqposted 6 years ago

    I always get mixed up with how many m's or r's are in tomorrow for some reason...Right now I'm reading from the dictionary hmm

  30. Lady Wordsmith profile image79
    Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago

    Practise and practice, licence and license.

    And I am still hanging on to my Brit spellings of organise, and socialise, and apologise, and anything-ise.  I think I'm in a club with a dwindling membership sad

    1. Jaggedfrost profile image83
      Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      perhaps but those of us who are left are more golden for our rarity.

      1. Lady Wordsmith profile image79
        Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I like that jaggedfrost, more golden smile  I'm cheered, very cheered.

  31. lyndre profile image80
    lyndreposted 6 years ago

    Buy a feckin dictionery or dictionary?

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    MOlmsteadposted 6 years ago

    definately and definitely

  33. profile image0
    MOlmsteadposted 6 years ago

    definately and definitely

 
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