Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Scholarship Examination in India

Most Commonly Misspelled Words are words that are often unintentionally misspelled in general writing. A selected list of common words is presented as spelling correction for competitive exams. Although the word “common” is subjective depending on the situation, the focus is on general writing, rather than in a specific field. Official spellings also vary by country or region, with some rejecting the American or British variants as incorrect for the region.

Within a particular field of study, such as computer graphics, other words might be more common for misspelling, such as “pixel” misspelled as “pixle” (or variants “cesium” and “caesium”). Sometimes words are purposely misspelled, as a form in slang, abbreviations, or in song lyrics, etc.

In general writing, some words are frequently misspelled, such as the incorrect spelling “concensus” for “consensus found in numerous webpages on the Internet. Other most commonly confused words include “equiptment” (for “equipment”), “independant” (for “independent”), “readible” (for readable), or “usible” (for usable or useable).

Because many words can be extended with prefixes (such as “un-” or “anti-” or “re-“) or suffixes (such as “-ly” or “-ing” or “-ness”), a comprehensive list of words prone to misspelling would contain thousands of variations from combining prefixes or suffixes (or both) added to the root words. To limit the scope to common words, the top 200 commonly misspelled words are considered (according to various sources).

There are more than 1000 commonly misspelled words but in this article, we have mentioned 200 most commonly confused words. Correct Spelling Test will be a good practice for your  upcoming SSC, UPSC or any comprtitive exminations.

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Top 200 Commonly Misspelled Words:

absencedecidefundamentalmarriage
accommodatedefinitegenerallymathematics
 achievedepositgovernmentmedicine
acquiredescribegrammarminiature
acrossdesperateguaranteeminute
addressdevelopguidancemysterious
advertisedifferencehappinessnaturally
advicedilemmaheroesnecessary
amongdisappearhumorousneighbor
apparentdisappointidentityneither
argumentdisciplineimaginarynoticeable
athletedoesimitationoccasion
awfulduringimmediatelyoccurred
balanceeasilyincidentallyofficial
basicallyeightindependentoften
becomingeitherintelligentomission
beforeembarrassinterestingoperate
beginningenvironmentinterfereoptimism
believeequippedinterpretationoriginal
benefitexaggerateinterruptionought
breatheexcellentinvitationpaid
brilliantexceptirrelevantparallel
businessexerciseirritableparticularly
calendarexistenceislandpeculiar
carefulexpectjealousperceive
categoryexperiencejudgmentperform
ceilingexperimentknowledgepermanent
cemeteryexplanationlaboratorypersevere
certainfamiliarlengthpersonally
chieffascinatinglessonpersuade
citizenfinallylibrarypicture
comingforeignlicensepiece
competitionfortylonelinessplanning
convenienceforwardlosingpleasant
criticizefriendlyingpolitical
possesssoldierscissorsprobably
possiblespeechsecretaryprofessional
practicalstoppingseparatepromise
preferstrengthshiningproof
prejudicestudyingsimilarpsychology
presencesucceedsincerelyquantity
privilegesuccessfulsurelyquarter
probablypoliticalpictureridiculous
realizeprofessionalsurprisequiet
receivepromiseoughtquit
recognizeproofpaidquite
recommendpsychologyparallelrealize
referencequantityparticularlyreceive
religiousquarterpeculiarrecognize
repetitionquietperceiverecommend
restaurantquitperformreference
rhythmquitepermanentreligious
ridiculouspiecepersevererepetition
sacrificeplanningpersonallyrestaurant
safetypleasantpersuaderhythm  

 

Instead of mentioning 1000 commonly confused words we taught it would be better to mention popular 200 common misspelled words. Feel free to give the feedback in the comment section below and let us know about the other topic you’re interested which are not available on the blog.

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