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10 Words Often Misspelled ...

By Melanie

I am a full-time freelance writer and when I first started out, there were words I would misspell often. Looking over the Internet, I came across many misspelled words. Below, I am going to give you the top 10 most misspelled words that I have come across.

10 Vacuum

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For some reason, so many people tend to spell it as Vaccuum. They always want to put that extra C in there. Remember, it’s VACUUM! *wink*

9 Conscientious

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Okay, I admit that it is almost impossible to remember how to spell this one right! It’s one of those spelling bee stumpers.

8 Definitely

I actually had problems spelling this word, until I actually stopped to think and look at it and stop depending on my spell check, now I definitely do not have any problems with it. I have always tried to spell it without the e – so it would look like definately.

7 Phlegm

Yeah, I know, what a word, eh? Many spell it like this “flem.” Hey, isn’t that how you sound it out?

6 Rhythm

This is such a easy word to say, so why is it so darn hard to spell? Rhy-thm. There are so many different variations that one would misspell it.

5 Misspell

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Did you know that misspell is actually misspelled a lot? Lol –I know, as funny or ironic as it sounds, it is.

4 Separate

Personally, I never had a problem with spelling this one. However, I have noticed that many individuals do. They spell it like this – seperate. I know, it’s easy to do, isn’t it?

3 Acceptable

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Often times, people spell it like this “Acceptible.” Yes, instead of the “a,” they put an “I,” which is understandable, but it’s still the wrong way to spell it.

2 Believe

So, tell me, how do you spell it? Remember – “I before E, except after C.” As you see, this rule is not always true! Except at V? No….well then, why isn’t it spelled “Beleive?

1 Embarrass

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When you spell this wrong on a term paper, you will surely be embarassed! Or is it Embarrased? No, silly, it’s embarrassed!

Do you know something funny? As I was writing this article in Microsoft Office and trying to misspell the words on purpose, it kept correcting them, so I had to manually incorrect them. LOL. Now, that’s funny. Well, which words do you have problems with?

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