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Note 262 – Spelling commitments: Committing yourself to spelling correctly


Commitment

Image by eschipul via Flickr

A commonly misspelled group of words are committee, committed, committing and commitment.  Notice how the word commitment has only one ’t’ whereas the other words have two; however, don’t forget that in all word forms they have two ‘m’s.

Here is a list provided by wikihow:
http://www.wikihow.com/Spell-Commonly-Misspelled-Words

A few commonly misspelled ones on the list are:

Suprise (correct spelling: surprise)
Seperate (correct spelling: separate)
Sieze (correct spelling: seize)
Vaccuum (correct spelling: vacuum)
Ukelele (correct spelling: ukulele)
Priviledge (correct spelling: privilege)
Perserverance (correct spelling: perseverance)

One shocker on the list was writting (with two ‘t’s!) – for any writers reading this, I wouldn’t have thought that any of you would have spelled it like that.

Tomorrow I will be talking about how reading can help you improve your spelling.

That’s all for today

Until tomorrow…

Sandra
Freelance Writer
www.sandramadeira.com

Image source by eschipul on Flickr – link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/2371505523/

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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Please let me know what you think of my blog - constructive comments welcome. Have a great day Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Note 262 – Spelling commitments: Committing yourself to spelling correctly

  1. Hi Sandra,
    First a little headsup. I couldn’t hear the sound on the video ad at the bottom of your post(?)

    Second, a word I often have trouble with is “definitely.” I can easily get it wrong for some reason. Also “bureaucratic.”

    Incidentally, I hope you can join us at Ali Luke’s new Writers’ Huddle. http://www.writershuddle.com/welcome
    I’m looking forward to it. It’s almost fully up and running. Ali is quite busy getting it going.

    Regards, Bill

    Posted by Bill Polm | January 17, 2012, 10:06 pm
    • Hi Bill

      Thanks for the comment. The video ad must be something that WordPress put on there as they still host the site. I think I can pay extra to take off the advertising but haven’t done so yet.
      The word ‘definitely’ used to be one that I spelled wrong too.
      I didn’t know about the writers’ huddle – will have to sign up. Thanks for letting me know.
      Sandra

      Posted by Sandra Madeira | January 18, 2012, 1:08 pm

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