If you're anything like the billions of other people in the world, there've been times when you were uncertain about how to spell a word. Indeed, spelling can difficult. There are so many rules and, worst of all, the rules aren't always applied in the same way.
So, how can you become a master speller without a concrete set of guidelines to abide by? Well, there are a couple hints you can keep in mind. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you'll advance to even higher levels of spelling proficiency.
Everyone has different words they struggle to spell. Therefore, your trouble words may not be the same as your best friend's trouble words. And, unfortunately, every rule doesn't always apply perfectly to every situation.
Even with the list of hints you're about to consider, there's really only one golden rule to abide by: read and write constantly. With that in mine, here are a few hints to help you through tough spelling situations:
Reviewing a list of commonly misspelled words isn't going to teach you how to spell everything. However, it'll acquaint you with some words that tend to be problematic for a lot of people. Please note that the spelling in the list below is correct; any other spellings aren't considered to be correct by American English standards.
There's no denying one simple fact: the best way to improve your spelling is to practice. And, by practice, we mean to read and write voraciously.
When you come upon a word you're not familiar with, look it up. That simple act is likely to make it stick somewhere in your memory bank.
If you're feeling confident in your spelling skills, then have some fun with Words With Multiple Valid Spellings. What's the English language without a couple compelling idiosyncrasies?