Last Updated : 09 Oct 2013.

WORDS OFTEN MISSPELLED IN ENGLISH

Set of words that are often confused, such as capital and capitol.

a lot (not alot)abilityabsence
acceptaccessibleaccidentally
accommodateaccumulateaccuracy
achievementacknowledgmentacquaintance
acquireacquittedactionable
ad nauseamadjournmentadvantageous
adverseadviseadviser (not advisor)
advisoryaffidavitaffiliated
afterward (not afterwards)aggravateaggressive
alignall right (not alright)alumnae (feminine)
alumnus, alumni (masculine); alumna,amateuramid (not amidst)
among (not amongst)analysisanalyze
anonymousapparatusapparent
applicableapproximatelyapropos
ascertainauxiliaryaverse
ax (not axe), axedaxingbankruptcy
beneficialbona fidebookkeeping
brochurebureaubusiness
calendarcancellationcannot (one word)
capacitycapitalcapitol
Caribbeancensurechangeable
changeoverchargeableCincinnati
clienteleclimacticcolumn
committeecomparativecompetent
competitioncomplacentcomplement
complimentcomptrollercondemn
Connecticutconnoteconscience
conscientiousconscientiousconscious
consciousconsensuscontemptible
continualcorrelatecounterfeit
courteouscrediblecriterion
criticismdeceivedefendant
dependentdesperatedilemma
diligencedisbursementdisillusioned
dissatisfieddive, dived, divingegregious
embarrassencyclopediaendeavor
enormityenthusedentitled
erroneousexaggerateexaggerate
excellentexceptexhilaration
existenceexistenceexplanation
extraordinaryeye, eyed, eyeingfacilitate
facsimilefamiliarfascinate
fascinatingfeasiblefictitious
finallyfinancierflack vs. flak
fluorescentforciblyforeigh
fortuitousforward (not forwards)gauge
grievanceguaranteeharass
humorousinasmuch asindex, indexes,
indicesindiscreetindispensable
ingeniousinstallationinterrupt
irregardlessjeopardyjudgment
justifiableleisureliaison
licenselieutenantlikable (not likeable)
loathmaintenancemanageable
maneuvermeagerMediterranean
memento (not momento)mileagemillennium
millionaireminuscule (not miniscul)miscellaneous
mortgagenavalnecessary
nieceninetyninth
nauseatednoticeablenowadays
nucieusobsessionoccasion
occasionallyoccurredoccurrence
omissionomittedopinion
okayopportunityoptimistic
outrageouspageantpermanent
permissiblepersecutepersistent
phenomenonpossessionposthumous
potato, potatoesprecedeprejudice
prescriptionprevalentprima-facie
privilegeproviso, provisosquestionnaire
recommendreferralreferred
relevantremembrancereminisce
repetitionrestaurantrestaurateur
rhymerhythmridiculous
sacrificesacrilegioussalable (preferred, although saleable not incorrect)
sandwichsatisfactorilyschedule
secretaryseizeseize
semiannualseparateserviceable
simultaneoussizablesubpoena
subtlesucceedsuccessor
supersedesupervisorsusceptible
suspicioustechniquetendency
Tennesseetotal, totaled, totalingtoward (not towards)
transferringtwelfthunanimous
unnecessaryupward (not upwards)usable
vendorveto, vetoes, vetoedvetoing
villainwhollyzero, zeroes

 

 

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