Certain words tend to create confusions in the way they are written. Why is this? I have tried to think about it and I came with the reasons below.
Why Are Words Mis-Spelt?
1) Knowing more than one language == writing confusion
Words are written in different forms in different languages; for instance, for a person (like me) who makes frequent usage of French and English in my daily life, I tend to get confuse when writing some words. Let’s take the example of the word ‘enemy‘.
In English it is written as ‘enemy‘ and in French it is written as ‘ennemi‘ – so I used to write it as ‘ennemy‘.
From my experience, I had made a list of words which I tend to write wrongly and I tried to memorise them and at times doing the homework of writing them several times. This method proved to have been useful to me. (May be you have another solution? If so, please use the comment form below to let me know..)
2) Some people simply do not put enough effort in learning to write well.
What about people who know only one language? I have relatives living across different parts of the globe. When I see my cousins from France or England or U.S write, I see they do make mistakes (at times too silly a mistake) despite the fact that their written language is their mother tongue. Then why those mistakes?! The simple answer to this is: ‘These people are careless with the language, they are not enough attentive and not putting enough effort to learn their language. (Read Why Writing?)
3) Some words are written differently from their pronunciation.
4) Stop writing == emergence of poor writing
There is a fourth point which I have figured out. When a person is very good at a language but has not been writing for a long period of time, he/she still gets affected (I have experienced this myself). As goes the saying: “practice makes perfect” – You have to constantly keep in touch with writing too. (And this is one of the reasons why I blog ;) )
List Of Words Commonly Mis-Spelt
Commonly Mis-Spelt Words
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