Have you ever paused some minutes pondering what word should be used while making a sentence in English? Apparently or apparantly? Which one is correct?… Well, don’t ever blame yourself just because you get confused by some English words. No one is perfect, and there is no such thing as “perfect English”. Even native speakers make mistakes every now and then. So speaking of misspelling, what are the most common mistakes that we often make? Let’s look at the list of commonly misspelled words in English below and ask yourself whether or not you’ve ever been confused by them!
1. Bizarre – Bizzare
Bizzare (a): very strange and unusual.
A bizarre thought leaped into his mind.
2. Apparently – Apparantly
Apparently (adv): You use apparently to indicate that the information you are giving is something that you have heard, but you are not certain that it is true.
Apparently, he’s had enough of England and is going back to Australia.
3. Calendar – Calender
Calendar (n): A calendar is a chart or device which displays the date and the day of the week, and often the whole of a particular year divided up into months, weeks, and days.
There was a calendar on the wall above, with large squares around the dates
4. Curiosity – Curiousity
Curiosity (n): an eager wish to know or learn about something.
I’m burning with curiosity – you must tell me who won.
5. Embarrassing – Embarassing
Embarrassing (a): Something that is embarrassing makes you feel shy or ashamed.
It was embarrassing how few people attended the party.
6. Dilemma – Dilemna
Dilemma (n): a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two different things you could do.
She faces the dilemma of disobeying her father or losing the man she loves.
7. Colleague – Collegue
Colleague (n): Your colleagues are the people you work with, especially in a professional job.
Mike’s colleagues have helped him a lot since he started working in the company.
8. Writing – Writting
Writing (n): the act or process of one who writes.
Teachers focus on speaking and writing in the afternoon classes.
9. Separate – Seperate
Separate (a): existing or happening independently or in a different physical space.
I have my public life and my private life, and as far as possible I try to keep them separate.
10. Consensus – Concensus
Consensus (n): a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people.
Could we reach a consensus on this matter? Let’s take a vote.
11. Broccoli – Brocoli
Broccoli (n): a vegetable with a green stem or stems and a mass or several masses of flower buds at the top
Roasted broccoli is healthy and easy to make!
12. Millennium – Millenium, Milennium
Millennium (n): a period of 1,000 years, or the time when a period of 1,000 years ends.
Imagine what the world will be like at the end of the next millennium.
13. Potatoes – Potatos
Potato (n) – PLURAL: Potatoes: a round vegetable that grows underground and has white flesh with light brown, red, or pink skin, or the plant on which these grow.
Roasted potatoes are delicious and good for a healthy diet.
14. Rhythm – Rythm, Rythem
Rhythm (n): a strong pattern of sounds, words, or musical notes that used in music, poetry, and dancing.
I love listening to the rhythm of the falling rain. It makes me feel calm.
15. Seize – Sieze
Seize (v): to take something quickly and keep or hold it.
I seized his arm and made him turn to look at me.
16. Beginning – Begining
Beginning (n): the first part of something or the start of something
She sat down and read the book straight through from beginning to end.
17. Amateur – Amatuer, Amature
Amateur (n): one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession.
I’m an amateur photographer, apart from being a professional one, and I think maybe my amateur pictures are the better ones.” – Elliott.
18. Explanation – Explaination
Explanation (n): the details or reasons that someone gives to make something clear or easy to understand.
Could you give me a quick explanation of how it works?
19. Relevant – Relevent, Revelant
Relevant (a): closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered.
Please give me some relevant information about this activity.
Words mentioned above along with many other different words are commonly misspelled words in English when it comes to writing in English. Identifying which one is correct will help your writing become more professional and appealing. Share with us your most commonly misspelled words in the comments below!