10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling

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  1. Caesar753

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    Out of those, the only one I still struggle with is effect/affect.
     
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    That's awesome. Those all the ones that bother me the most, too. :dizzy:
     
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    I've seen this, but I still love it! The "dilema" post is really getting to me. lol
     
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    If it had principle/principal, that would be the perfect poster.
     
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    I know! :lol: There's another thread that I think has it spelled "dilemna". I'll give people a pass on that one because really, how many times do you see/spell the word "dilemma"? It still makes me do a little of this though: :eek:
     
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    I am glad I am an upstanding American citizen who understands the difference between each of these words and utilizes decent grammar. This is a great resource for kids, also. My fourth graders could certainly benefit from it from the very beginning of the year. If they come out of my room knowing these differences, they will be very much ahead of the game.

    I did have an embarrassment two years ago, though: I spelled "stationery" as "stationary" on Scholastic because I posted a picture of labeled plastic drawers. A viewer called me on it. I have not been confused since. LOL... :eek:
     
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    I get "capitol/capital" mixed up even now. I'm okay when they're used as nouns (like cities, money), but I struggle when they are used as adjectives or when describing uppercase letters.
     
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    Haha, I love those posters!

    If they just had a funny one for comma usage... that would be awesome :)
     
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    And one on apostrophes.... You mean you don't just add one to EVERY SINGLE WORD that ends in an "s"????:lol::lol:
     
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    That would be an apostrophe! And not on every "s" word!:lol:

    Loose and lose drive me nuts....think of loose goose....and then LOSE the extra 'o'.

    LOVE the poster, but wish it were more appropriate for grades 3-4.:eek:
     
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    Sorry, I just caught that. Serves me right for being a smart alec.

    But that's one of the errors that just drives me insane!!!!!!

    (See, "that's" got an apostrophe, and "errors" did not!!)
     
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    Your usage of apostrophes is awesome.:thumb:
    I actually thought you were being funny!:lol:
     
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    Nope, just sleepy. I was wide awake from 2:30 till 4.

    I have SAT prep this morning, so I really need to be on the ball in a while.
     
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    Yup. The apostrophe one references enchanting unicorn thighs. I don't think my 7th graders are ready for any sort of enchanting thighs unless they are delicious chicken ones on their dinner plates.

    Alice... it happens. Took me all year to get the kids to quit calling it "the comma in the air." :D
     
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    Love it!

    I tell my students that using the wrong "there/their/they're", "your/you're/ur" and adding apostrophes "just because" make them appear less intelligent than they really are.
     
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    Lots of my pet peeves there. I'm a stickler and I hate seeing all of those errors.

    Here's a hint for affect/effect. A comes before E and the affect comes before the effect.

    Weird breaks the I before E... rules, but I always remember that it sounds like we and is spelled that way.

    Why in the world does anyone think that a lot should be one word? I don't even know how that one came about.
     
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    Affect / effect always make me pause.
     
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    I think definitely is one of the most misspelled words ever. It drives me absolutely crazy when people put an A in there.
     
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    Just in case you haven't seen this--it's classic. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

    My seniors often mix up than/then, and for reasons I cannot fathom, will use women as a singular noun. :dizzy:
     
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    I deleted my post because I realized that I missed ALOT on the poster!!! That's what happens when you don't read through everything the first time ;) It is, though, one of my worst peeves!
     
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    I have his grammar posters hanging in my classroom! I love them.

    Our English teachers created "Alot" shirts for this school year. It has a giant Alot on the front, and on the back it says, "I love Xschool, Alot!" Hopefully, most of the adults will get it. We know we'll have to explain it to the kids. :)
     
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    Upstanding citizen? :huh:

    It's not quite student friendly if you read closely.
     
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    I still dislike affect and effect. I avoid using it whenever possible :lol:

    The one I hate is "rediculous" there is no e in ridiculous. There never has been, there never will be! I have a friend who does it all the time. He'll text me and say "That was rediculous" and I always text him back and say "Yes it was ridiculous." He also loves to make things plural by adding an apostrophe and an s. I went to the school's today. Oh really you went to the school's what exactly?

    /vent
     
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    :lol:

    I am.... very OCD regarding spelling, so these are definitely up there in my top 20 words that I hate seeing misspelled. I do sometimes mix effect/affect up but I can usually figure out which one belongs.
     
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    I noticed that too! Thought of getting the poster until I carefully read some of the references. Definitely not student friendly! Funny though :)
     
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    I hate when people write they need advise when they mean advice! I also hate when people confuse know and now.

    Glad to hear I am not the only one dealing with the comma in the sky issue.

    My teenager read the poster with me. She thought it was funny and helpful. Now she is addicted to the oatmeal website.
     
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    I'm reading the Big Brother message boards. The people there always mix up "threw/through", as in "I can't believe that he through that competition!" That one bugs me too.
     
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    How funny! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    I have seen many of these (you're/your is one I see quite a bit) on here and I always cringe. I've resisted the urge to correct people on a few occasions, especially the repeat offenders.

    I love this poster, wish I had a place for it.
     
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    This is a good poster BUT I MUST SAY....

    I'm a terrible speller. I think EVERY TIME I post something, I wish there was a spell check.

    I know it's my weakness and I have embraced it. I do my best....

    Now with that being said it does DRIVE me crazy when the words Know and Now are switched up, there and their, won't and want.

    In a time of so much technology, this is when proper grammer and spelling is essential. When in fact with texting and so much typing everyone tries to shorthand every thing (like 'cuz instead of because or just using b/c) .... ok, I'll get off my :soapbox: now because I'm just :beatdeadhorse: when we live in a word of texting ... :lol:
     
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    There is a spell check feature on many browsers. My Firefox has it and automatically underlines misspelled words in red.

    The problem with spell check is that it doesn't find words that are spelled correctly but used incorrectly, like most of the words on the list. Than/then or there/they're/their or you're/your/yore (haha) aren't really spelling issues as much as usage issues.
     
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    I hate when Rachel on Big Brother says, "they shouldn't do that to Brendon and I". It makes me crazy.
     
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    I LOVE when I see "Checks Excepted"! (Not really ;))
     
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    Funny enough, I went to a Sonic in Amarillo last year and they had a sign that said: "We do not except checks."

    I just... died laughing. A friend of mine asked the carhop what they didn't do, since they only did checks. Sadly enough, the carhop didn't understand.....:whistle:
     
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    YES!!!:lol:
     
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    The 6th grade class does a lesson on commas every year! They each write sentences with/without commas and include a drawing to see how the meaning changes!
     
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