29 January 2014

Frequently misspelled words II


In the previous post, Frequently misspelled words - first part, you could see the list of the most commonly misspelled words in English, from A to H. I hope that you have overmastered these problematic words. Here is the rest.




immediately
incidentally
incredible
independence
inevitable
intellectual
intelligence
interesting
irresistible

knowledge

laboratory
laid
led
lightning
loneliness
maintenance
maneuver
manufacture
marriage
mathematics
may
maybe
miniature
mischievous
mysterious

necessary
ninety
noticeable
occasionally
occurred
omitted
opportunity
optimistic


parallel
paralyze
pastime
performance
permissible
perseverance
personnel
perspiration
physical
picnicking
playwright
possibility
practically
precede
precedence
preference
preferred
prejudice
preparation
prevalent
privilege
probably
professor
pronunciation
prophecy
prophesy
quantity
quiet
quite
quizzes
recede
receive
recognize
recommend
reference
referred
repetition
restaurant
rhythm
ridiculous











sacrifice
salary
schedule
secretary
seize
separate
sergeant
severely
shining
siege
similar
sophomore
specifically
specimen
stationary
stationery
statue
studying
subtly
succeed
successful
supersede
surprise
temperamental
tendency
their
thorough


Practice makes perfect. 
Here is an exercise for you to test your knowledge and practise.

In each of the following groups of words one, two, or three are misspelled. The others are correct. Put an X over incorrectly spelled words.

  1. lizard, blizard, gizard, wizard, sizzler
  2. accommodate, acumulate, comming, blooming, ramming
  3. percieve, believe, recieve, acheive, conceive
  4. mountain, villian, protein, maintainance, certian
  5. credence, precedence, balence, existance, independance
  6. tallys, valleys, bellys, modifys, fancies
  7. defys, relays, conveyes, carries, dirtys
  8. obedience, modifyer, complience, applience, guidance
  9. incredible, detectable, dependible, delectible, reversible
  10. likeable, loveable, receivable, noticeable, likible

If you have any questions or concerns about the subject, please post your comments below.




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