The Most Common Spelling Errors You Are Making

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1. Leaving too many white spaces between words

Example: To  the left.

Correct: To the left.


2. Missing a comma

Example: If the weather remains the same we'll leave early.

Correct: If the weather remains the same, we'll leave early.


3. Missing a comma after an introductory phrase

Example: First of all we must make sure that the power is off.

Correct: First of all, we must make sure that the power is off.


4. Missing a hyphen

Example: My 3 year old son

Correct: My 3-year-old son


5. Incorrect subject-verb agreement

Example: The cats eats.

Correct: The cats eat.


6. Incorrect capitalization

Example: It's cold, But we are going out.

Correct: It's cold, but we are going out.


7. Mixing up possessive and plural forms

Example: My sisters car is old.

Correct: My sister's car is old.


8. Incorrect agreement with noun phrases

Example: I would like to buy this apples.

Correct: I would like to buy these apples.


9. Commonly confused words

Example: After all that running, I am out of breathe.

Correct: After all that running, I am out of breath.

Read Microsoft's list of most commonly confused words.


10. Incorrect verb form after auxiliary

Example: They had ate when we arrived.

Correct: They had eaten when we arrived.


Source:  Microsoft

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