What is your most common spelling mistake?

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  1. Seeker7 profile image83
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    What is your most common spelling mistake?

    If I'm writing too fast I tend to mix up 'their' and 'there'. Also the words poison and religion are pains for me to remember.

  2. workingmomwm profile image82
    workingmomwmposted 12 years ago

    I have problems remembering how to spell occasion. Is it two "c's" or two "s's"? Yes, I just had to look it up to make sure I was spelling it correctly!

  3. Jangaplanet profile image58
    Jangaplanetposted 12 years ago

    I sometime make this common mistake (your- you're)  example "your" house-and "you're" great. And i have the same problem with "there" or "their".

  4. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 12 years ago

    "Friend", always have to take a double look at that word!

  5. Ria Pia profile image60
    Ria Piaposted 12 years ago

    Something about that word just looks wrong!

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I'm embarrassed to admit that it is Chose and Choose, and Lose and Loose.  I am forever forgetting which is which.

  7. Fraser Nuttall profile image59
    Fraser Nuttallposted 12 years ago

    Haha, excellent question! For me it would have to be repercussions and each other, I always type them together, even though I know better.

  8. FifthEdition profile image59
    FifthEditionposted 12 years ago

    my email begins with JES and if i type too fast i type JEWS haha

  9. Tracy Lynn Conway profile image94
    Tracy Lynn Conwayposted 12 years ago

    I always mix up 'were' and 'where'.  It drives me crazy!  Good question.

  10. HeadInTheClouds93 profile image60
    HeadInTheClouds93posted 12 years ago

    i always spell biscuit wrong too, I always have to double check that one. Business is also the same and it has simliar spelling to biscuit and I get them mixed up. Good question(:

  11. aheil profile image60
    aheilposted 12 years ago

    exercise. i always have to think before i spell it. it always looks weird too me haha

  12. profile image52
    vascat56posted 12 years ago

    Sentence.  For some reason I always want to write sentance.  I have to be very careful.  Another word is broccoli.  I can never remember which letter is double, "c" or "l".

  13. profile image0
    wilbury4posted 12 years ago

    We all make speling mistackes, sometimes due to the speed at wich we type, sometimes it's just carelessness and not reading over wot weeve wrote, thanks for the spell chekkers! Sometimes it is the strange logik of the Enlish linguage such as the 'i' before 'e' rule and all the 'wheres' and 'theres' etc.

  14. Craan profile image77
    Craanposted 12 years ago

    I always need to think of how to spell responsibility. I  usually write this word with a c instead of an s.... responcibility.

  15. Docmo profile image90
    Docmoposted 12 years ago

    People do tend to get 'continuous'and 'separate' wrong ( by spelling them continuos and seperate!)

    As others have said some familiar words do look weird when you look at them twice. especially the two 'c' and 's' words

    The English does also have strange logic with sounds-

    For example 'ghoti' may become 'fish' . Let me explain ( lol)

    Because -gh is  a 'f' sound in tough, rough etc
                   - o is an 'i' sound in Women
            and  -ti   has a 'sh' sound in nation!

    so 'ghoti' becomes 'fish' according to phonetic logic!

  16. Charlotte B Plum profile image69
    Charlotte B Plumposted 12 years ago

    futhermore, souveneir, judgement, phychology, psyshiology, pslams

    are some examples!

  17. Paul Berod profile image60
    Paul Berodposted 12 years ago

    Normaly, that's happen when we speak too much.

  18. Genna East profile image81
    Genna Eastposted 12 years ago

    Great question.  Since I learned to spell via phonics, I still have trouble with double consonants.

  19. soniafernandez profile image62
    soniafernandezposted 12 years ago

    The problems with spelling for me most commonly occurs in spelling 'friend' or similar words where i and e come together.

  20. saanj H profile image63
    saanj Hposted 12 years ago


    Mixing  up with practise and practice. Likewise, most of the words with "C's" and "S's" are the  common spelling mistakes that most of us commit.

  21. The Blagsmith profile image71
    The Blagsmithposted 12 years ago

    Being a proofreader I have to be sure I get my spelling right but we are not perfect and often I write form instead of from.

  22. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 12 years ago

    I have trouble with i before e except after c and affect and effect, the latter most often. I need to memorize them again, but so many things to remember!!!!!!! My brain goes on overload at times.


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