Top 25 Spelling Blunders

Watch Out for These Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Grab your dictionaries and flip on your spell-checkers! We collected the top 25 common spelling errors (even the most credible expert authors make) to help you steer clear of unwanted embarrassment.

Maintain your credibility, build confidence in your writing skills, and (for goodness sake) use this grammar and spelling infographic to help you avoid these pesky spelling blunders.

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Fred Thornton writes:

The one I seem to see the most is the incorrect usage of “your” and “you’re”. Drives me nuts!

Comment provided December 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

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Betty L Eriksen writes:

Another really bad error is “should of” instead of “should have”.

Comment provided December 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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Randall Magwood writes:

The one mispelling I encouner alot is “alot” and “a lot”. I also go with “alot” for some reason. “A lot” doesn’t sound reasonable to me lol.

Comment provided December 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

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MLM Software writes:

You are right friend
these are common
Thanks for sharing

Comment provided December 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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Edward A Dundon writes:

Is it an absolute rule that ‘aircraft’ should always be singular? Any reason for this?

many thanks

Anthony

Comment provided December 28, 2012 at 4:03 AM

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Edward,

Whether it be singular or plural, the word aircraft is spelled the same way. Similar words include: moose, fish, and species.

For example:
– The aircraft are positioned on the carrier.
– Please watch your step when entering the aircraft.
– The pilot of the aircraft won’t land when other aircraft are on the runway.

The issue with aircrafts may be similar to the issue of the possessive form like todays vs. today’s. For example: Please watch your step when descending the aircraft’s staircase.

I hope that helps!

– Marc

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Zahra J. Saleh writes:

I aways make a mistake by spelling the word “receive” and I must say since grade 2. So thanks to the new technology which assist us with this and thanks to you for remainding us such words from time to time.

Comment provided December 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

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David McPherson writes:

Gandhi — that’s probably the funniest mistake in there, but I know I would do the same!

Comment provided January 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

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Ashok Sinha writes:

errors… helps in learning more, so make mistakes, commit errors… instead of feeling embarrassed, use that energy in learning more… Grammar and spelling infographic is too good….

Comment provided May 16, 2013 at 5:54 AM

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