Ten Words You Need To Stop Misspelling

There are a few words that are commonly misspelled or simply used incorrectly. I’m quickly becoming a fan of The Oatmeal comics and today they’ve got a good list of ten commonly misspelled words, along with that special brand of Oatmeal drawing and comedy. The words they cover are:

Lose/Loose

Weird not Wierd

Their/They’re/There

Your/You’re

It’s/Its

Definitely

Effect/Affect

Weather/Whether

A lot not alot*

Then/Than

Find the comic and explanations here.

* Also in this category there should be a discussion of any+, such as anywhere or any more. Or Anymore and any where. There’s no clear line here and some people connect any word with "any" in it and some are selective. Personally, I’m selective. Your thoughts?

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