Some Words You Must Stop Misspelling or Typoing

Some Words You Must Stop Misspelling or Typoing

Recent days, when I’m proofreading some English article, I found that there are so much ridiculous misspelling or typoing in many articles…It not comes in singly but in pairs, many people have made the same mistakes round and round. I HAD ENOUGH!  If you’re reading this entry, please do remember not to make the listed mistakes again!

1. Cancelling and Cancelled or Canceling and Canceled

Actually they both are right spelling, it depends on whether you are using American English or British English.

So when it comes to some serious case with high quality needed. You should be aware of this difference.

“Cancelling and Cancelled” (Double L)  is the British spelling (which Europeans often use), while “Canceling and Canceled” (Single L) is an optional American spelling. You can also find the same difference in Modeling and Modelling.

But in the following case, you don’t need to care about the “rules” or differences of BE and AE.

conceal, concealed
fit, fitter, fittest, fitted

rebel (n), rebellion

rebel (v), rebelled,
reveal, revealed

kneel, kneeled

keel, keeled
peel, peeled

congeal, congealed

benefit, benefited

prohibit, prohibited
inhibit, inhibited
dispel, dispelled
spool, spooled
foil, foiled, foiling
boil, boiled, boiling
feel, felt
toil, toiled, toiling
coil, coiled, coiling
recoil, recoiled, recoiling

2. Classfication or Classification

Please do remember not to lose “i” in classification, it’s a common mistake. Classification is right.

3. Quering or Querying

This is not a forgivable mistake you can make! you can’t forget the letter y, Querying is right.

4. occured or occurred

There is no such word like occured, if you want to write the past tense of occur, please use occurred!

5. Alot

Alot is not a word…you cannot join them together…you do not write alittle, abit, so please leave a space to A and Lot.


Words translated by CCJK


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