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    spelling mistake's

    How can i reduce my spelling mistake?
    please give me some solid reason

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    Re: spelling mistake's

    [QUOTE=nomi 60;867553]How can I reduce my spelling mistakes?
    Please give me some solid ideas.[/QUOTE]

    Welcome to Using English.

    First, note that we do NOT form plurals by adding an apostrophe. The plural of mistake is mistakes, not mistake's.

    Second, please note that the personal pronoun I is always capitalized.

    To answer your question, I assume you don't want a REASON to spell correctly, but some IDEAS on how to spell correctly.

    I'm a bad speller myself. I have to use a dictionary quite often. Find a good dictionary and use it.

    You can also google "commonly misspelled words" and study those lists.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: spelling mistake's

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Nomi:

    I most respectfully suggest the following in order to be a better speller:

    (a) Read, read, and read. The more you read, the more your eyes will become accustomed to the correct spelling of a word.

    (i) For example, if I see "wierd," I know that it is wrong, for I have seen "weird" so many times in my 75 years of life.

    (b) Make up your own personal rules.

    (i) For example, many years ago, I told myself: it has 2 r's and 2 s's. So now I always spell "embarrass" correctly.

    (c) Also, do some writing frequently. It will force you to consult a dictionary. As I said, the more often you see a word,

    the more it will become fixed in your mind.

    (d) Memorize certain words that are especially difficult for you.

    (i) I do not know why, but the word "rhythm" has always confused me. So I have just decided to memorize it.


    I am sure that little by little you will start to misspell words less frequently.


    Good luck!

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