Do you frequently embarrass yourself trying to spell “embarrass”? Can’t remember whether “vacuum” has one C or two? This list of commonly misspelled words is for you! Not only that, but we’ve found clever spelling tricks to help you conquer these words once and for all. While mnemonic devices aren’t a substitute for learning to decode, they’re a fun way to reinforce the correct spellings of challenging words. Plus get a free printable with tricks for remembering commonly misspelled words to share with your students, or keep it for your own reference.
This word can accommodate a double C and a double M.
I “C” that you want to acquire it.
ADD the proper address to the envelope.
This APP can help all PARENTs.
This word lost an E in the argument.
When you asCERTAIN, be AS CERTAIN as you can.
Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants.
Never beLIEve a LIE.
Never ride your bICYcle when it’s ICY.
The BRILLo pad is gIANT.
The BUS is IN a mESS.
The calenDAr has many DAys.
Many people find a cEmEtEry very EEriE.
The conSCIENTIous SCIENTIst never made a mistake.
It’s deFINItely FINIshed, or wrITe IT definITely.
There’s an ANT in my deodorANT.
I DEPENDed on you, but you DENTed the car.
The desPERATE PERson ATE all the food.
My favorite deSSert is strawberry shortcake. (Or you can remember that STRESSED is DESSERTS spelled backward!)
EMMA found herself in a dilEMMA.
ThIS APP keeps disappearing from my screen.
Ed Is THERe.
She turned Really Red and Smiled Shyly when she was embaRRaSSed.
I think a new envIRONMEnt will IRON ME out.
Goofy Greg loved to exaGGerate.
I EXERt myself and am preCISE when I exercise.
That LIAR looks famiLIAR.
The SCIence is faSCInating.
Expect the forEIGn visitors at EIGht.
They built FORTy FORTs.
I will be your friEND till the END.
The GOVERNor was deMENTed.
Will she GOVERN OR will she not?
The GUARd ANd his friend guaranteed their safety.
The GUIDe was in a trANCE.
You hEAR with your EARs.
Don’t imagine there’s a second M in imagine.
Don’t imitate the M in this word with another one.
I ATE my food immedIATEly.
The INTERn was bEST at showing her interest.
It’s Really Rude when someone inteRRupts.
The second R is relevant in irrelevant.
It would irritate me if you forget the second R in irritate.
An island IS LAND surrounded by water.
It’s trULY hot in JULY.
I KNOW you can reach the LEDGE.
Scientists LABOR in the LABORatory.
Listen to the lesson, you’ll spend LESS time ON studying.
Watch the LIGHT go zING across the sky.
Lose lost an O, but loose didn’t.
Do the MAIN job TEN times ANd your MAINTENANce is right.
MEN, put your TIe On.
Miss Pell never misspells.
I order my neCeSSary Coffee with two Sugars.
NEll Is THERe.
They traveled over two Cs (seas) for the occasion.
Two sets of double letters occurred in this word.
Often, there were TEN OF them.
PAy Is Done with work.
Two Ls aRe parallel.
People Eat Omelettes, People Like Eggs.
Have a PIEce of the PIE.
The ANT was PLEASed by the pleasant weather.
Possess possesses a lot of S’s.
I think anything is possIble.
Don’t PREJUDge. Think twICE.
The princiPAL is your PAL.
He handled the PROBlem ABLY.
Her PROM date was a surprISE.
Be Patient while the receiPt prints.
It’s better to gIVE than to receIVE.
I REally COMMEND you for spelling recommend correctly.
Even the tiny ANT is relevANT.
REPEaT IT In unisON.
Take your AUnt to the restaurant before she begins to RANT.
Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move.
Don’t cut the C out of scissors.
The SECRETary was good at keeping SECRETs.
There’s A RAT in SepARATe. (You can also remember that the letter R separates two letter As.)
A solDIEr may DIE for their country.
The CIA has speCIAl agents.
Clever Children know they nEED two C’s in succeed.
If you mix this one up with “their,” think about going HERE or tHERE.
We all went TO GET HER together.
Tomorrow, I will go with TOM OR ROW a boat.
TOW the car TOWard the garage.
TWo TWins went TWice.
VAl Cleans Up Ugly messes with the vacuum.
WE Do Not Eat Sandwiches on Wednesday.
“I” before “E” except after “C,” but the spelling of weird is weird!
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