Special Report

50 of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words in English

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

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

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

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According to Google, this was the most common “how to spell” search in Washington, D.C. in 2018. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t term limits for members of the Senate or the House of Representatives.

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This was the most common “how to spell” search in New York, New Jersey, and Colorado in 2018, 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.