No matter how hard we try to prevent them, sometimes spelling errors in our email messages, reports, presentations, and other business documents can trip us up. Most surprising, the words we most often misspell are actually some of the simplest.
Read on to see which words you should take care to double check your spelling before you make a mistake that will make you look really unprofessional at work.
1. A lot
Although a common phrase to use, you'd be surprise how many people spell a lot "alot." If you feel unsure, just with a different turn of phrase, such as "quite a few" or "many."
This word is often spelled with an "a" in place of the second "i." Don't fall for the trap.
3. All right
"Alright" isn't actually a word, despite the number of people who incorrectly use it. Use all right instead.
Many people spell the word as it is spoken "sche-du-al." This is, however, a nuance of the English "le" sound for which you should watch out.
Like recommend, the placement of c's and o's in the word occasion is tricky. Make sure you know there are two c's and just one "s."
It seems like we have most trouble with the c's. Remember that "necessary" only has one.
True, the adjective form of the word, has an "e." Truly, the adverbial form, does not.
Despite the root of the word "judge," judgment does not have an "e."
As mentioned above, the double "m" and single "c" in recommend always trip people up. Don't let the recommendation get the best of you.
We do not "seperate." We just separate from those who spell this word wrong.
Not "tommorow" or "tommorrow" does the shine brighter. Tomorrow.
Just because the word is derived from the root "pronounce" does not change the short "u" that appears in the noun form of the word.
Remember the rule, "i after e except before c."
People often throw an extra "d" in the word before the letter "g." Don't flaunt your privilege in such a way.
We maintain something, but we do not seek "maintainence" on something else. We seek maintenance.
One of the most commonly misspelled words in English, this word has double of everything except for "d." Know that.
Please don't misspell misspell. The past participle of the word is also often misspelled as "misspelt."