James Bryant... my spellling (sic)
SPELLING has never come easily to me and when I was young I struggled to get to grips with it. I remember having to read to the headmaster at primary school before assembly. I was about eight. The books I read where lower than my year and this embarrassed me. I covered them in a white paper cover so that the other kids on the bus and at school didn't see what I was reading.
I read to my parents most evenings as they tried to improve my reading which, as times, was difficult and a bit like pulling teeth. I've never read Beatrix Potter since!
When I first started work in 1973, I bought a little blank book to enter any difficult words in and also used it to record new words that I came across. I still have the book and continue to use it.
Below is a list of ten common misspelled words in English that I want to share with you:
CORRECT SPELLING WRONG SPELLING liaise liase (ok in America) accommodation accomodation separate seperate definitely definately supersede supercede embarrass embarass receive recieve minuscule miniscule pronunciation pronounciation ecstasy ecstacy
A tip that has proved useful to me over the years is to make a sentence out of the first letters from the word that you have difficulty in spelling. Let me give you an example, take the difficult word:
The sentence that I always remember is
I Saw Our Sherpas Climb Everest Last Easter Sunday
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