Commonly misspelled words in English

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

I have my public life and my private life, and as far as possible I try to keep them separate.

Commonly misspelled words in English

10. Consensus – Concensus

Consensus (n): a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people.

Example:

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

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

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!


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