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QUIZ: 20 most commonly misspelt words

Last updated on: March 1, 2012 17:46 IST

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Do you know the correct spelling of these words? Take this quiz and find out. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh

A new UK study that quizzed respondents on their spelling skills revealed a list of words that most people spell incorrectly.

The study that also analysed the reasons for people spelling words incorrectly pointed that one in six people often spell words incorrectly while typing on their PC because they don't recognise the word they are attempting.

Two out of three respondents who participated in the study admitted that using spell-check on computers had made them lazy while writing letters or notes by hand.

One in five respondents blamed predictive text messaging for their bad spelling.

About 46 per cent respondents said that they judge other people on their spelling skills.

Three out of 10 said they were embarrassed by their poor spelling skills and one in ten corrected others when they spell something incorrectly.

One in five said it was their belief the art of spelling was something 'you just learn in school'.

Note: These spellings are UK English and not US. 

Click NEXT to take the spelling quiz and find out if you know the correct spelling of these words.



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