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11.7: Commonly Misspelled Words

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  • Commonly Misspelled Words

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    The table below lists commonly misspelled words. You probably use these words every day in either speaking or writing. Each word has a segment in bold type, which indicates the problem area of the word that is often spelled incorrectly. If you can, use this list as a guide before, during, and after you write.

    Table of Commonly Misspelled Words

    across

    address

    answer

    argument

    athlete

    beginning

    behavior

    calendar

    career

    conscience

    crowded

    definite

    describe

    desperate

    different

    disappoint

    disapprove

    doesn't

    eighth

    embarrass

    environment

    exaggerate

    familiar

    finally

    government

    grammer

    height

    illegal

    immediately

    important

    integration

    intelligent

    interest

    interfere

    jewelry

    judgment

    knowledge

    maintain

    mathematics

    meant

    necessary

    nervous

    occasion

    opinion

    optimist

    particular

    perform

    perhaps

    personnel

    possess

    possible

    prefer

    prejudice

    privilege

    probably

    psychology

    pursue

    reference

    rhythm

    ridiculous

    separate

    similar

    since

    speech

    strength

    success

    surprise

    taught

    temperature

    thorough

    thought

    tired

    until

    weight

    written

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