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201 Commonly Misspelled Words: Spelling Review Study Guide (page 4)

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

JUST PLAIN WEIRD

These words don't follow a common pattern; they just have to be memorized.

already fiery precede warranty
all right guarantee pronunciation  
cemetery imaginary rhythm  
exceed length supersede  
    Pay special attention to:
  • Already is one word with only one l. All right is two words. Alright is sometimes used when writing dialogue, but the correct spelling is all right.
  • The suffixes of cemetery and imaginary have the same pronunciation.
  • Exceed, precede, and supersede have the same root spelled three different ways.
  • The adjective meaning "full of fire" is spelled fiery, not firey.
  • Guarantee and warranty are synonyms that sound similar but have completely different spellings.
  • Pronunciation is derived from the word pronounce. Note that pronunciation does not have an o between the n and the u.

CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

In this lesson, we looked at the 201 most commonly misspelled words in the English language and learned some tips for remembering them.

Practice exercises for this study guide can be found at:

201 Commonly Misspelled Words: Spelling Review Practice Exercises

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