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Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:42 AM »
Hello and welcome to the guide to confusing and commonly misspelled words!
If you think this guide is missing anything, don't hesitate to mention it -- this guide can always be improved!
Post 1: misspelled words and their proper spelling pt 1
Post 2: misspelled words and their proper spelling pt 2
Post 3: words often confused with each other pt 1
Post 4: words often confused with each other pt 2
Post 5: guide to using apostrophes

note: huge WIP right now so it'll be hard to read I'll pretty it up lastly.

thanks to pyre, grehound, and salem for helping with the guide
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 04:02:05 PM by blitzenzan »
zen's zone ↑ | ↓ love me staff
eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:50 AM »
a-dil
Correct spellingSpelling adviceCommon misspelling
accommodate,.  .  .  .  .  . 
accommodation
two cs, two ms.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  accomodate,
accomodation     
achieve.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  acheive
across.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  one c.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  accross
aggressive, aggression.  two gs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  agressive, agression
apparently.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ent not -ant.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  apparantly
appearance.  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ance.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  appearence
argument.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  no e after the u.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  arguement
assassination.  .  .  .  .  .  two double s’s.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  assasination
basically.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ally.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  basicly
beginning.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  double n before the -ing.  .  .  .  begining
believe.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  beleive, belive
bizarre.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  one z, double r.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  bizzare
business.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with busi-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  buisness
calendar.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ar not -er.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  calender
Caribbean.  .  .  .  .  .  .  one r, two bs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Carribean
cemetery.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ery.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  cemetary
chauffeur.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -eur.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  chauffer
colleague.  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ea- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  collegue
coming.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . one m.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . comming
committee.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  double m, double t, double e.  .  commitee
completely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  completly
conscious.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -sc- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  concious
curiosity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -os- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  curiousity
definitely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ite- not –ate-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  definately
dilemma.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -mm- not -mn-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . dilemna
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dis-id
Correct spellingSpelling adviceCommon misspelling
disappear.  .  .  .  .  .  one s, two ps.  .  .  .  dissapear
disappoint.  .  .  .  .  .  one s, two ps.  .  .  .  dissapoint
ecstasy.  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with –sy.  .  .  .  ecstacy
embarrass.  .  .  .  .  .  two rs, two s’s.  .  .  .  embarass
environment.  .  .  .  .  n before the m.  .  .  .  enviroment
existence.  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ence.  .  .  existance
Fahrenheit.  .  .  .  .  .  begins with Fahr-.  .  Farenheit
familiar.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -iar.  .  .  .  familar
finally.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  two ls.  .  .  .  finaly
fluorescent.  .  .  .  .  .  begins with fluor-.  .  florescent
foreign.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  e before i.  .  .  .  foriegn
foreseeable.  .  .  .  .  begins with fore-.  .  forseeable
forty.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with for-.  .  .  fourty
forward.  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with for-.  .  .  foward
friend.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  freind
further.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with fur-.  .  .  futher
gist.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with g-.  .  .  jist
glamorous.  .  .  .  .  .  -mor- in the middleglamourous
government.  .  .  .  .  n before the m.  .  .  .  goverment
guard.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with gua-.  .  .  gaurd
happened.  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ened.  .  .  happend
harass, harassment   one r, two s’s.  .  .  .  harrass, harrassment
honorary.  .  .  .  .  .  .  -nor- in the middle.  . honourary
humorous.  .  .  .  .  .  -mor- in the middle   humourous
idiosyncrasy.  .  .  .  .  ends with -asy.  .  .  . idiosyncracy
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 03:20:57 PM by blitzenzan »
zen's zone ↑ | ↓ love me staff
eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:56 AM »
im-p
Correct spellingSpelling adviceCommon misspelling
immediatelyends with -ely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  immediatly
**achieve.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  acheive
across.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  one c.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  accross
aggressive, aggression.  two gs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  agressive, agression
apparently.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ent not -ant.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  apparantly
appearance.  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ance.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  appearence
argument.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  no e after the u.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  arguement
assassination.  .  .  .  .  .  two double s’s.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  assasination
basically.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ally.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  basicly
beginning.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  double n before the -ing.  .  .  .  begining
believe.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  beleive, belive
bizarre.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  one z, double r.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  bizzare
business.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with busi-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  buisness
calendar.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ar not -er.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  calender
Caribbean.  .  .  .  .  .  .  one r, two bs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Carribean
cemetery.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ery.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  cemetary
chauffeur.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -eur.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  chauffer
colleague.  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ea- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  collegue
coming.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . one m.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . comming
committee.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  double m, double t, double e.  .  commitee
completely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  completly
conscious.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -sc- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  concious
curiosity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -os- in the middle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  curiousity
definitely.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -ite- not –ate-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  definately
dilemma.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  -mm- not -mn-.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . dilemna
a
   
u-w
Correct spellingSpelling adviceCommon misspelling
disappear.  .  .  .  .  .  one s, two ps.  .  .  .  dissapear
disappoint.  .  .  .  .  .  one s, two ps.  .  .  .  dissapoint
ecstasy.  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with –sy.  .  .  .  ecstacy
embarrass.  .  .  .  .  .  two rs, two s’s.  .  .  .  embarass
environment.  .  .  .  .  n before the m.  .  .  .  enviroment
existence.  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ence.  .  .  existance
Fahrenheit.  .  .  .  .  .  begins with Fahr-.  .  Farenheit
familiar.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -iar.  .  .  .  familar
finally.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  two ls.  .  .  .  finaly
fluorescent.  .  .  .  .  .  begins with fluor-.  .  florescent
foreign.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  e before i.  .  .  .  foriegn
foreseeable.  .  .  .  .  begins with fore-.  .  forseeable
forty.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with for-.  .  .  fourty
forward.  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with for-.  .  .  foward
friend.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  i before e.  .  .  .  freind
further.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with fur-.  .  .  futher
gist.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with g-.  .  .  jist
glamorous.  .  .  .  .  .  -mor- in the middleglamourous
government.  .  .  .  .  n before the m.  .  .  .  goverment
guard.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  begins with gua-.  .  .  gaurd
happened.  .  .  .  .  .  ends with -ened.  .  .  happend
harass, harassment   one r, two s’s.  .  .  .  harrass, harrassment
honorary.  .  .  .  .  .  .  -nor- in the middle.  . honourary
humorous.  .  .  .  .  .  -mor- in the middle   humourous
idiosyncrasy.  .  .  .  .  ends with -asy.  .  .  . idiosyncracy
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 03:23:57 PM by blitzenzan »
zen's zone ↑ | ↓ love me staff
eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 01:21:16 PM »
Commonly confused words

accept: to agree to receive or do
except: not including

adverse: unfavorable, harmful
averse: strongly disliking; opposed

advice: recommendations about what to do
advise: to recommend something

affect: to change or make a difference to
effect: a result; to bring about a result

aisle: a passage between rows of seats
isle: an island

all together: all in one place, all at once
altogether: completely; on the whole

along: moving or extending horizontally on
a long: referring to something of great length

a lot: a large amount
allot: to divide or distribute by share or portion
* note: alot is not a word

aloud: out loud
allowed: permitted

altar: a sacred table in a church
alter: to change

amoral: not concerned with right or wrong
immoral: not following accepted moral standards

a part: part of something
apart: separate

appraise: to assess
apprise: to inform someone

assent: agreement, approval
ascent: the action of rising or climbing up

aural: relating to the ears or hearing
oral: relating to the mouth; spoken

balmy: pleasantly warm
barmy: foolish, crazy

bare: naked; to uncover
bear: to carry; to put up with; OR a carnivorous animal

bated: in phrase 'with bated breath', i.e. in great suspense
baited: with bait attached or inserted

bazaar: a Middle Eastern market
bizarre: strange

berth: a ship's docking place; the distance between a vessel and the shore, another vessel, or any object
birth: the emergence of a baby from the womb
born: having started life
borne: carried

bough: a branch of a tree
bow: to bend the head; the front of a ship

« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 04:00:00 PM by blitzenzan »
zen's zone ↑ | ↓ love me staff
eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 01:21:53 PM »
just in case
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eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 01:31:24 PM »
yup that'll go in post 3 hang on I'm still trudging through this lol
zen's zone ↑ | ↓ love me staff
eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 01:32:20 PM »
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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 02:14:46 PM »
you're and your
there, they're and their
i can't understand how these get mixed up so often lmao


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CAUSE YOU NEVER WIN IN HUMAN RACES
SO WHO'S THE LOSER NOW? ————---——-
GREA OR GREY. SHE/HER. SEVENTEEN. TRYING, SORT OF. ½ SHADOWHOUND.
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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 02:17:11 PM »
the one that gets me the most when i see it is its and it's
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eskie has peed here, thus claiming her rightful territory
crows cleaned up eskie's pee, bc crows is a sanitary person
but eskie stills says this is her territory
pyre burned this spot, taking the territory away from eskie
hoot smiles a toothless smile
joey loves you <3

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 02:19:04 PM »
it's and its is super easy to me too askjhsajkh
but yes... pls add that too :')
CAUSE YOU NEVER WIN IN HUMAN RACES
SO WHO'S THE LOSER NOW? ————---——-
GREA OR GREY. SHE/HER. SEVENTEEN. TRYING, SORT OF. ½ SHADOWHOUND.
﷽—﷽   LINK & LINK & LINK  ﷽—﷽

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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
well, it’s and its are actually for two different purposes. “it’s” like for ‘it is’ or ‘it has’, and “its” is a possessive pronoun like he/his
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Re: Guide to confusing + commonly misspelled words {big WIP}
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 12:38:29 AM »
alot and a lot
alot, to give a set amount, "to alot money"
a lot, a large amount, "a lot of money"
you'd be surprised how much it happened
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