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50 of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words in English

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Dying

This one is a bit morbid. According to Google, dying is the most common “how to spell” search in Rhode Island (which is among the states with the highest premature death rate).

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Embarrass

To spare you embarrassment, this word has two “r’s” and two “s’s.”

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Ecstasy

You don’t have to agonize over ecstasy — there’s one “c” and two “s’s,” not the other way round, and certainly no “x.”

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Fahrenheit

There’s no need to get hot and bothered over this — there are two “h’s” in Fahrenheit.

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Fiance

A fiancé is a man who is engaged to be married, a fiancée is a woman who is engaged to be married. And both have an accent, reflecting their French origin.