Spell checkers are extremely helpful but not infallible, especially with typing errors. Consider the words now and not in the following two sentences:

  • The results are now presented in detail.
  • The results are not presented in detail.

These two sentences have very different meanings and a spell checker would not find anything wrong with either of them.

Some frequently misspelt words are listed below:

  • accessible
  • benefited
  • gauge
  • liaison 
  • necessary 
  • occasion
  • personnel
  • possession
  • receive
  • recommend
  • relevant
  • sincerely

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SMILE - Grammar by Vince Ricci: CIEE, Joe Schall: Penn State University, Glynis Perkin: Loughborough University, edited by Marion Kelt: GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.