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picture of magnetic alphebet11 words you can stop misspelling

The modern age has given us amazing tools like spell check, but that’s a little like having an excellent team of paramedics always waiting at the base of the cliff (surely a dubious use of medical resources?). What happens if you can’t use ‘spell check’? Wouldn’t you rather not leap off that cliff in the first place? (Unless you’re this guy, in which case, go for it, you crazy bat-thing.)

Adult native speakers of English typically have a vocabulary of around 20,000 words – yet it’s usually the same teeny tiny group of words that cause us grief time and again. So here are 11 of the more common words and some simple mnemonics (techniques for remembering) to help you avoid leaping off the cliff…

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