This week’s post is about the letter D. There are many words beginning with letter D that are commonly misspelled. Some contain double or silent consonats; others vowels that could be mistaken for other vowels.[Read more…] about Commonly Misspelled Words Beginning with the Letter D
Commonly Misspelled Words
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The letter C can be elusive to some people. There are many words that begin with the letter C that people can’t remember how to spell. Originally, C made the same sound as G, but because of the Etruscans, the Romans had a bit of a problem, and they ended up using it for both the sound G and the sound K. The Anglo-Saxons borrowed this system when they created the English language.[Read more…] about The Letter C: History and Commonly Misspelled Words
The letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked slightly different; however, it made the same sound it makes today, and was second in the alphabet. At that time, the shape of the letter looked like the floor plan of a house; the word “beth” meant house both in Phoenician and Hebrew.[Read more…] about A History of the Letter B and Commonly Misspelled Words
If you write, you know how important correct spelling is. Many people are excellent spellers, but the best of us sometimes misspell words. Spell checkers help, but even they can’t find every misspelled word. That’s why, over this year, I’m going to be writing posts that contain lists of commonly misspelled words. Every few weeks, I’ll publish a list for a different letter, including a little history about it, and then the list of commonly misspelled words.