Common misspelt words made by students

Common misspelt words made by students
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During composition writing, students might make spelling mistakes and it will cost them marks. Spelling is under the language section of the PSLE English compo marking scheme. If your child has made errors that caused the reading to be slowed down or understanding is affected, your child will have a lower score in this area.

To prevent this, here are some commonly misspelt words by students and tips to make sure they do not make spelling mistakes. 

Calender Calendar has 1 “e” sandwiched between 2 a’s. The last vowel is an “a.”
Recieve Receive There is an ”e” before ”i”
Definately Definitely the silent “e” remains with the word definite when an -ly is added to the end.
Neccessary Necessary 1 ”c” and 2 ”s”
Peice Piece You can relate ”piece” with ”pie” as you want a piece of pie so the word ”pie” is in ”piece”
Refering Referring Split the word into ”refer” & ”ring” like how you pronounce the word. Thus, there should be 2 ”r”
Whereever Wherever Unlike the concept of spelling ”referring”, there is only 1 ”e” in the middle. So when you split the word up into ”where” & ”ever”, remember to remove the extra ”e” in the centre
Seperate Separate There is a ”par” in the middle and not a ”per”. you’ll always get it right if you remember that the “r” separates two “a’s.”
Collectable Collectible You keep collections in your home. So, use the word “in” as a reminder that this word’s has an “i” instead of “a”
Fourty Forty When you spell ”four”, remember to remove the ”u” when turning it into forty.

Working through the list above, including the helpful tips, will help you recover from your spelling woes and effectively improve your spelling skills. We hope these tips can help you remember how to spell these words correctly!

Now that you know what are the common words misspelt by students, you should watch our youtube video to find out commonly mispronounced words to prevent embarrassing yourself during conversations or English Oral exams! 

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