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50 of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words in English

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This was the most common “how to spell” search in Kansas in 2018, according to Google Trends. What would Dorothy make of that?

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It’s family first in Alabama. According to Google Trends, cousin was the most common “how to spell” search in the state in 2018. The confusion apparently stems from the silent “o.”

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People often confuse desert, the sandy place, and dessert, the sweet treat. The difference is only an “s,” but with desert, the first syllable is stressed, and with dessert, the second.

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This word creates a dilemma for some people, who spell it with an “n” instead of two “m’s”

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You’ll disappoint your English teacher if you spell this with two “s’s” and one “p.”