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    What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    please tell me What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?
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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by juz4joke View Post
    Please tell me what are the common misspellings for of "indelible" are. commonly happen?
    Hello and welcome to the forum. I have made some amendments to your post above. For future reference, when posting in this forum, please follow the basic rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark or exclamation mark).
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Capitalise proper nouns

    To answer your question, I imagine that the word is probably misspelt as:

    - indellible
    - indelable
    - indellable

    I would like to say that I don't think I've ever seen the word misspelt but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I'd like to know why you're asking this question, juz4joke.

    We're more accustomed to correcting misspellings than providing them.

    Rover

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I don't see how you could have common misspellings for uncommon words.

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I think any word ending in ible will have able as a common misspelling.
    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: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I guess that kind of misspelling could be relatively common, compared to other errors, but "long story short" this wouldn't make a list of commonly misspelt words of the kind our poor students seem to want to study. :D

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    My problem would be that I'd end up saying "So, this is one of those common misspellings. So it's -ible, and I tend to write -able. Or wait... is it -able and I tend to write -ible? Darn - which is the right one, and which is the way I always used to mess it up? They both look right. Now, they both look wrong! ARGHHH!"
    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: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    That happens to me too, with east and west. As a kid, I got them intuitively backwards, as I imagined them alphabetically, E before W, reading left to right. But the thing is, I knew I was backwards, so I'd picture them "my way" and then immediately switch them, knowing I'd then be right in what I was saying.

    Unfortunately, then I started getting them right by rote. But I still had the habit of switching to correct myself. Nowadays, I always take 3/4 of a second to decide which is which, but only because of this history of taking what I remembered and reversing them.

    Same with -ible and -able, once in a while, but what really gets me is -ent and -ant, especially since I"m often writing only in French for 3 or 4 months at a time, and then their spellings look awfully correct, e.g. 'indépendant".

    I must be tired, I'm going on and on.

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I'll always be grateful to my old geography teacher, who pointed out that WE is an actual word, whilst EW isn't.

    Rover

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    Re: What are the misspellings for indelible commonly happen?

    I still have to start at the top with my finger and move round clockwise while reciting "Never Eat Shredded Wheat".

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