Most common spelling mistakes in English?

These are the five most common spelling errors in English:

  1. Separate  - the ‘a’ becomes an ‘e’
  2. Definitely - many sound out ‘definately’ when they mean definitely
  3. Manoeuvre - French
  4. Embarrass - double trouble
  5. Occurrence - double trouble, ‘c’ or ‘s’
From the English FAQ Teaching Pack  (£1.99)

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