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COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS FOR EXAMS

English spelling can get rather tricky. It used to be much harder--the English language changed a lot after the Middle Ages in an event called the Great Vowel Shift. That was when we decided words like "Shoppe" should be spelled "Shop", or "Aprille" should be spelled "April." English still retains some of that old goofiness, though, as evidenced by how common misspellings are. Double letters, especially double consonants, tend to cause a lot of trouble. Other common culprits are exceptions to popular mnemonics, like how "weird" violates the commonly stated "i before e, except after c". 

Here's a list of the most commonly used misspellings that occur in exams:

S.NO.

CORRECT SPELLINGS

        COMMON INCORRECT SPELLINGS

 

1.

 

absence

 

absense, absentse, abcense, absance

2.

 

 

acceptable

 

acceptible

3.

 

 

accidentally/accidently

 

accidentaly

4.

 

 

accommodate

 

accomodate, acommodate

 

5.

 

achieve

 

acheive

 

6.

 

acknowledge

 

acknowlege, aknowledge

 

7.

 

acquaintance

 

acquaintence, aquaintance

 

8.

 

acquire

 

aquire, adquire

 

9.

 

acquit

 

aquit

10.

 

 

acreage

 

acrage, acerage

11.

 

 

address

 

adress

12.

 

 

adultery

 

adultary

 

13.

 

advisable

 

adviseable, advizable

 

14.

affect

effect

15.

 

aggression

agression

16.

 

aggressive

agressive

 

17.

allegiance

allegaince, allegience, alegiance

18.

 

almost

allmost

19.

 

amateur

amatuer, amature

 

20.

annually

anually, annualy

21.

 

apparent

apparant, aparent, apparrent, aparrent

 

22.

argument

arguement

 

23.

atheist

athiest, athist

 

24.

awful

awfull, aweful

 

25.

becoming

becomeing

26.

 

beginning

begining

 

27.

believe

beleive

 

28.

buoyant

bouyant

29.

 

business

buisness

30.

 

camouflage

camoflage, camoflague

31.

 

cemetery

cemetary, cematery

32.

changeable

changable

33.

chief

cheif

34.

 

 

colleague

 

collaegue, collegue

 

35.

column

Column, colum

 

36.

committed

commited, comitted

 

37.

comparison

comparsion

 

38.

concede

conceed

 

39.

congratulate

congradulate

 

40.

conscientious

consciencious

 

41.

conscious

concious, consious

 

 

42.

consensus

concensus

43.

controversy

contraversy

44.

coolly

cooly

45.

daiquiri

dacquiri, daquiri

46.

deceive

decieve

47.

definite

definate, definit

48.

definitely

definitly, definately, defiantly

49.

desperate

desparate

50.

difference

diffrence

51.

dilemma

dilema

52.

disappoint

dissapoint

53.

disastrous

disasterous

54.

drunkenness

drunkeness

55.

dumbbell

dumbell

56.

embarrass

embarass

57.

equipment

equipmnt

58.

exceed

excede

59.

exhilarate

exilerate

60.

existence

existance

61.

experience

experiance

62.

extreme

extreem

63.

fascinating

facinating

64.

fiery

feiry

65.

fluorescent

flourescent

66.

foreign

foriegn

 

 

67.

friend

freind

68.

fulfil

Fulfil, fulfill

69.

gauge

Gaug, guage

70.

grateful

gratefull, greatful

71.

guarantee

garantee, garentee, garanty

72.

guidance

Guidance

73.

harass

harrass

74.

height

heighth, heigth

75.

hierarchy

heirarchy

76.

humorous

humerous

77.

hygiene

hygene, hygine, hiygeine, higeine, hygeine

78.

ignorance

ignorence

79.

imitate

immitate

80.

immediately

imediately

81.

indict

indite

82.

independent

independant

83.

indispensable

indispensible

84.

inoculate

innoculate

85.

intelligence

inteligence, intelligance

86.

leisure

 

liesure

87.

liaison

liason

89.

library

libary, liberry

90.

license

lisence

91.

lightning

lightening

92.

maintenance

maintainance, maintnance

 

 

93.

 

marshmallow

Marshmellow

 

94.

medieval

medeval, medevil, mideval

 

95.

millennium

millenium, millennium

 

96.

miniature

miniture

 

97.

Minuscule

miniscule

 

98.

mischievous

mischievious, mischevous, mischevious

 

99.

misspell

mispell, misspel

100.

necessary

neccessary, necessery

101.

niece

neice

102.

noticeable

noticable

103.

occasion

occassion

104.

occasionally

occasionaly, occassionally

105.

occurrence

occurrance, occurence

106.

omission

ommision, omision

107.

outrageous

outragous

108.

parliament

parliment

109.

pastime

passtime, pasttime

110.

 

perceive

percieve

111.

perseverance

perseverence

112.

Personnel

personell, personel

113.

Plagiarize

plagerize

114.

playwright

playright, playwrite

115.

ossession

posession, possession

116.

precede

preceed

117.

presence

Presence

 

118.

privilege

privelege, priviledge

119.

professor

professer

120.

protester

protestor

121.

promise

promiss

122.

pronunciation

pronounciation

 

 

123.

proof

prufe

124.

publicly

publically

125.

quarantine

quarentine

126.

questionnaire

questionaire, questionnair

127.

readable

readible

128.

receive

recieve

129.

recommend

recomend, reccommend

130.

referred

refered

131.

Reference

referance, refrence

132.

Relevant

relevent, revelant

133.

Religious

religous, religius

134.

Repetition

repitition

135.

Restaurant

restarant, restaraunt

136.

rhythm

rythm, rythem

137.

secretary

secratary, secretery

138.

seize

sieze

139.

separate

seperate

140.

sergeant

sargent

141.

similar

similer

142.

Skilful

skilfull

 

 

 143.

 speech

 

 speach, speech

 

144.  

 successful

 

 succesful, successfull, sucessful

 

145.  

 supersede

 

 supercede

 

146.  

 surprise

 

 suprise, surprize

 

147.  

 than

 

 Then, thane, thene

 

148.  

 tomatoes

 

 tomatos

 

149.  

 tomorrow

 

 tommorow, tommorrow

 

150.  

 twelfth

 

 twelth

 

151.  

 tyranny

 

 tyrany

 

152.  

 underrate

 

 underate

 

 153.

 until

 

 untill

 

154. 

 upholstery

 

 upholstry

 

155.

 usable/useable

 

 usible

 

 156.

 vacuum

 

 vaccuum, vaccum, vacume

 

157.

 vehicle

 

 vehical

 

 158. 

 vicious

 

 visious

 

 159.

 weather

 

 wether, whether

 

160.  

 Weird

 

 wierd

 

 161.

 welfare

 

 wellfare, welfair

 

 162.

 whether

 

 Wether

 

 163.

 wilful

 

 Wilfull

 

 164. 

 withhold

 

 withold

 

 165.

 writing

 

 writting, writeing

 

 166.

 which

 

 Wich, witch