Top 20 Misspelt Words

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    Top 20 Misspelt Words



    While young Indian kids are forever winning those Spelling Bee competitions in the USA, we are not sure how their counterparts in India or much older countrymen fare when it comes to every-day words. In Britain, the results of a recent study are interesting, as reported by the Telegraph which quotes a spokesman for market research company Market Research, Market Research Companies, Online Market Research: OnePoll, which carried out a study of 3,500 Britons as saying:


    ''There seem to be some words which we always struggle to get down onto paper, and 'separate' is one of those which eludes us.


    ''A common mistake many make is writing a word the way it sounds which leaves us muddling up one letter with another and getting it wrong.


    ''Fortunately, computers' spell-check corrects wrongly spelt words for us, but that means we become lazy and never learn the correct spelling.


    ''There's no excuse not to learn how words are formed - it's drilled into us from such a young age and if the words are frequently used we should make a conscious effort to get it right next time.


    ''The fact we judge other people's intelligence by their written word, yet don't like to be judged ourselves, means we should all pick up a dictionary once in a while.''


    Top 20 misspelt words:


    1. Separate
    2. Definitely
    3. Manoeuvre
    4. Embarrass
    5. Occurrence
    6. Consensus
    7. Unnecessary
    8. Acceptable
    9. Broccoli
    10. Referred
    11. Bureaucracy
    12. Supersede
    13. Questionnaire
    14. Connoisseur
    15. A lot
    16. Entrepreneur
    17. Particularly
    18. Liquify
    19. Conscience
    20. Parallel




    'Separate' is most commonly misspelt word - Telegraph
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I was once good at spellings.

    Spell check ruined my happiness!
     
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    I have misspelled each one of those words here on DFI, lol. If it weren't for spell check................
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The one misspelling I see the most is loose instead of lose. Spell check won't catch that.
     
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    Spelling accuracy is popular british hobby.
     
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    Most of my edits are because I have inadvertently used US English.
     
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    Why should the spell checker catch that?

    Also see: Lose vs Loose
     
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