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50 Commonly Misspelled Words in English

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Noticeable

People don’t always notice that there should be an “e” in the middle of this word.

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Occasion

Whatever the occasion, people aren’t sure if there’s one “c” or two, and one “s” or two.

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Occurred

It’s a common occurrence for people to omit a “c” and/or an “r” from this word.

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Permanent

According to Google, this is the most common “how to spell” search in Washington, D.C. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t term limits for members of the Senate or the House of Representatives.

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Resume

This is the most common “how to spell” search in New York, New Jersey, and Colorado, according to Google. Google did not include an accent, so did Google/searchers mean the verb to begin again (resume) or curriculum vitae (resumé)? And an accent on one “e,” both “e’s,” or neither is acceptable.

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