100 Most Often
Mispelled Misspelled Words in English
- acceptable – Several words made the list because of the suffix pronounced -êbl but sometimes spelled -ible, sometimes -able. Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK.
- accidentally – It is no accident that the test for adverbs on -ly is whether they come from an adjective on -al (“accidental” in this case). If so, the -al has to be in the spelling. No publical, then publicly.
- accommodate – Remember, this word is large enough to accommodate both a double “c” AND a double “m”.
- acquire – Try to acquire the knowledge that this word and the next began with the prefix ad- but the [d] converts to [c] before [q].
- acquit – See the previous discussion.
- a lot – Two words! Hopefully, you won’t have to allot a lot of time to this problem.
- amateur – Amateurs need not be mature: this word ends on the French suffix -eur (the equivalent of English -er).
- apparent – A parent need not be apparent but “apparent” must pay the rent, so remember this word always has the rent.
- argument – Let’s not argue about the loss of this verb’s silent [e] before the suffix -ment.
- atheist – Lord help you remember that this word comprises the prefix a- “not” + the “god” (also in the-ology) + -ist “one who believes”.