Thursday, September 20, 2012
To Spell or Misspell
This happens to me all the time.
Some words, like those below, should be etched into my brain by now, but every now and then I look at them and think, Wait, is that the right way to spell that?
monarch (I feel like there should be an "e" at the end...)
reluctant (To "c" or not to "c"...)
fortunate (I really want there to be an "e" after the "n"...)
definite (This just looks wrong...)
But all of the above words are spelled the right way!
Click HERE for the 100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English.
Now, take a look at the words below. Decide which is the correct spelling, then scroll way down for the answer.
mileage or milage
linage or lineage
committee or commitee
committment or commitment
acreage or acrage
provalone or provolone
onomatopoeia or onomatapoeia
travelled or traveled
cancelled or cancelled
likeable or likable
COMMITTEE (2 Ts)
COMMITMENT (1 T)
CANCELLED or CANCELED (Cancellation always has the double "l".)
LIKEABLE or LIKABLE
Did you get these right? What words are hard for you to spell?
See you next Thursday!
(Most of the days of the week are easy to spell!)