Commonly Misspelled Words

Below you will find a list of over 200 commonly misspelled words in English sorted by their CEFR levels. If you’re a student, you may find this list useful to help boost your score in exams.

Common Misspellings

There are a number of common mistakes that students make when writing English words. A number of these can be seen in the examples below.

  • A student may not use a double letter where they are supposed to, or add an extra letter. This is particularly true when putting a regular verb into its past tense or past participle form.
  • Some students often miss the “n” in the -ing suffix.
  • Silent letters are often omitted since they are not pronounced.
  • Students often write a single vowel in the place of a vowel cluster.
  • “i” and “e” are often switched in order.
  • “c” and “s” may be confused in some cases.
  • Confusion often occurs between the following suffixes “ance” and “ence”, “ant” and “ent”, “able” and “ible”.
  • Students may not know whether to keep or lose the “e” when adding “able” to a verb that ends in “e”.
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