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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    exercise

    I tend to add an extra c: `excercise´ like excellent and exception.

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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    Occurred.

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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    exercise

    I tend to add an extra c: `excercise´ like excellent and exception.
    Perhaps it'd be helpful to remember the pair exert/excerpt (/ɪg'zɜ:t/ and /'eksɜ:t/ [if you haven't met the second word, you may not know that the p is silent - though many NS pronounce it]. When you take exercise you exert yourself.

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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Perhaps it'd be helpful to remember the pair exert/excerpt (/ɪg'zɜ:t/ and /'eksɜ:t/ [if you haven't met the second word, you may not know that the p is silent - though many NS pronounce it].
    The Cambridge and the Longman pronunciation dictionaries give pronunciations of 'excerpt' only with a /p/. So do I.

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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    Thanks - I should obviously read more!

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    Re: Which word(s) do u find it difficult to spell?

    "Referred".

    "Reffered" looks very bad and I always notice it instantaneously but it's often what I type first.

    "Instantaneously" is definitely very difficult. I have to look it up every time I type it.

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