Confession Time

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  1. cjw4ua

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    Confession Time! What word can you just NOT seem to remember how to spell? No matter how hard I try, I can never get "separate" right!
     
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    All of em.
     
  4. Elocin

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    desparate (desperate?) LOL
     
  5. Mrs. R.

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    necessary and conscience
    also recommend
     
  6. Bumble

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    Mrs. R, necessary is one I always forget too!
     
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    Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one, cj. Can NEVER remember how to spell that darn word!:eek:
     
  8. SpecialPreskoo

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    There's A RAT in sepARATe. :D That is the only way I can remember! LOL
     
  9. czacza

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    I don't really have spelling issues...I do question myself on broccoli and zucchini sometimes, but other than my shopping list when do I use those words in writing? (and I spelled them right anyway, I just question those double Cs at times...) I am bothered by the misuse of principal and principle, loose and lose (rampant on the forums for some strange reason)...:dizzy:
     
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    Experience is always my debacle.
     
  11. Danny'sNanny

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    I'm fine in regular writing, but every once in a while I freeze up on the board - everything looks strange sometimes in big letters!

    I was so embarrassed the other day - I froze on "haven't"... with a parent in the room! Come on, I can spell that! What was I thinking?
     
  12. INteacher

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    I am the world's worst speller and I think is it because I learned to read with Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot :) I couldn't even begin to list all the words I can't spell.

    But my biggest pet peeve isn't spelling but the use of the word "alot". A LOT is two words not one
     
  13. KinderCowgirl

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    camouflage. I had trouble spelling cappuccino today, but I think that's the 1st time I've ever had to put it in writing. I always second guess myself on vacuum as well.
     
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    DEFINITELY have trouble with definitely, vacuum (thank goodness for the red squiggle lines, because I spelled that wrong :D), and thorough.
     
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    Definite used to be an issue for me.
     
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    I don't have many spelling issues but there are a few that can trip me up.

    In the past, occasion, necessary, embarrassed, separate, broccoli would trip me up, but basically I just pay extra attention to those words for awhile and I figure it out and don't have problems any more.

    When I am typing, though, I regularly use the wrong "write" or "right." For some reason my brain is wired to tell my hands to type the wrong one. Obviously I know how to spell them and when yo use the RIGHT one, it just doesn't always happen.
     
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    Isosceles
     
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    Funny, I can't spell "their" sometimes on the board, lol
     
  19. INteacher

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    I always think "their" misspelled (and I think misspelled misspelled - two s's or one????) on this board is just a typo :)
     
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    Listen & quiet I have to stop and think before I spell. I can spell big science words but the small words trip me up.
     
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    I have to pause on convenience.
     
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    I KNOW I spelled parentheses (spelled correctly thanks to the wiggly red line) wrong on the white board when I was going over properties of addition with my third graders. Thank goodness they had no clue either. :D

    My issue isn't really spelling, but more on the pronunciation. I have such a weird accent, I have a hard time saying certain words. My husband laughs at me all the time because I'll get stuck on a word and won't move on until I say it right.
     
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    I have to do more than pause to spell this word right :D Many times I misspell (there's that word again) the word so bad that spell check can't even offer a solution :D
     
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    Lose and loose. Those two trip me up each and every time I have to use one of them. I usually try to use words other than those to avoid using the incorrect word. Other than those two words, I'm a good speller.
     
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    I have a few that get me but for some reason when I type
    they I leave off the y each time. Its weird. Maybe its my typing speed and I use the so often its just programed to
    happen.
     
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    This is such a fun post

    I have trouble with tomorrow, convienent, committment, and a few others that I can't think of right off the top of my head.

    Mldouglas
     
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    thorough
     
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    My spelling demon is accommodation.
     
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    Accommodation can be a fun one :p
     
  30. cjw4ua

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    Wow!

    It seems like we have some spelling issues. I believe spelling is a requirement for being a fluent reader and writer. My 4th graders practice their spelling daily using the website, Spelling City. They love the free games! I love the free resources and printables!
     
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    lose v. loose
     
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    Opposite, surprise and an issue that isn't spelling related, using is and are.

    It's not that I don't know how to spell the words or properly use is and are, it's that I have to think about it for at least a split second.

    For me it comes down to how I think about the word when I'm composing on the fly: I think "opp-i-site" and I think "su-prise," and as such when I'm writing fast that's how they come out -- there are many other words like them that I fumble on when writing off the top of my head without focusing.

    As for is and are, again it comes down to speed. A lot of times I don't connect the singular and plural, it's something I have to think about.

    For example, typing fast I would write "there is two options," as opposed to "there are two options."

    As long as I slow down and think about it, the issues seem to dissolve. It's when I don't focus that they plague me. :)
     
  33. TeacherGroupie

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    For the record, loose patterns exactly like caboose, goose, moose, and noose (not to mention burnoose, papoose, and the colloquial vamoose 'get going'; the latter comes from the Spanish vamos 'let's go', in case anyone wonders). The phrase "loose as a goose" might make a good mnemonic.

    The odd one out here is lose. Perhaps it helps to point out that lose has exactly the same number of O's as its past tense lost.
     
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    Lose should be looze, like booze and snooze!
     
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    Then the past tense would more or less have to be loozed, though, and that's not likely to happen.

    A friend of mine used to say that the past tense of sneak ought to be snought, on analogy with wreak/wrought. He intended this as a joke, mostly.
     
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    I'm an excellent speller (and I learned to read with Dick and Jane, too!) but I have to think about significant, and I usually have to look up the correct past tense for lie/lay. I keep a copy of Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words on my desk--mostly in the vain hope that my students will use it...
     
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    Attendence/attendance....I can never remember
    Superintendent/superintendant...

    hmmm seems like I can't hear the difference between ent or ence and ant/ance.....
     
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    Not so much with words but with states...

    MA and PA. Note, I abbreviated here because I didn't feel like looking them up and I would most likely spell them wrong if I didn't.
     
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    Tuesday - I mix up the u and the e all the time.
     
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    Weird and Wednseday
     
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    RECEIVE!!!

    I always want to spell it "r-e-c-i-e-v-e"
     

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