Infographics on misspelled and misused words

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There are single words that create issues to get the spelling correct more often than others. They are words that may sound like another but have multiple spellings depending on the meaning. Or, usually, they are words that aren’t spelled as they sound.

In the case of words that sound the same and have multiple spellings, most spell checkers aren’t able to know what your trying to say so they may not catch the difference. The bigger named spell checkers do more than check the letters, they also make suggestions that you chose the wrong ‘their, they’re, there’.

Some people remember things with images better than just a list of words and rules. Here is a couple fun infographics we found about Misspelled and Misused Words.

For ‘Misspelled’,15 Most Misspelled English Words Infographic is a fun overview of words that look similar but can be spelled wrong. Using a spell checker would catch these…

A shorter list but with a lot of fun with it’s graphics is 8 Commonly Misused Words . This infographic outlines 8 words that have multiple spellings and with each are a different meaning. They are very easily switched and thus saying something different than you meant to say.

Spelled different, sound the same… Misused Words

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I know I’m not the only one, but it seems like it at times. I’m thinking of the perfect word to get my point across, only to find that what I thought it meant isn’t exactly right. Or, more often, spell checker changes a word spelling that sounds the same but now changes the meaning of what I just wrote.

Precede to come before
Proceed to go forward

Historic means an important event.
Historical means something that happened in the past.

A year ago, I found a iPhone (and Touch) application called WordPal that has a list of words that have multiple meanings depending on how you spell them, even though the different spellings sound the same. It was 99 cents so I grabbed it to have it handy when something just doesn’t look right. You can see WordPal in the iTunes App Store here…

If your online with your computer, you can always visit a variety of Web sites that have many words as well… and Free is a even better price! A couple of these sites are CopyBlogger (List of 27 Misused Words) and Richmond Education (Commonly Confused Words). Both handy to look over when online – while not ‘searchable’ they are fun and informative.