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Old 04-10-2001, 05:23 PM
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Old 04-12-2001, 02:11 PM
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I think we need to add 'discreet' vs 'discrete' on this thread!

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Old 04-12-2001, 07:50 PM
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I think we need to add 'discreet' vs 'discrete' on this thread!

most definetly
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Old 04-13-2001, 01:47 AM
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Oh my goodness, this thread is really speaking to me!! I am probably the world's worst speller. I am (if I can say so!) a pretty smart person, but I would always be the first one kicked out of the spelling bees in elementary school. It is so frustrating!! I used to hate writing essay questions in school because I would have these wonderfully big and impressive words that I wanted to use, but did not know how to spell them, so I would have to 'dumb down' so I wouldn't get marked off for spelling!! Now, I work as a corporate trainer and I frequently write responses from class participants on flipcharts. Of course when we are going over 'ground rules' at the beginning of class and I talk about "you can disagree without being disagreeable" and "Everyone participates", I have to include "Spelling does not count!"
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Old 09-09-2003, 07:33 PM
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They're vs. Their---I know the difference, but when I'm typing really fast I get those two mixed up.F

Gray vs. Grey

Color vs. Colour

z vs. s---in words like "criticize" or "excercise"

Proceedure vs Procedure

February

I used reverse the "s" and "i" in "business" all the way up to two years ago. I think it actually was on GC where I really got knocked on for doing that, lol.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:06 PM
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:05 PM
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I'm a pretty good speller, but this one gives me trouble!

This one always throws me for a loop:

Is it: 1 -"occasion"
or 2 -"occassion"
or 3 -"ocassion"?

Answer:
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) none of the above

Somebody help a sistah out!
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:07 PM
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Re: I'm a pretty good speller, but this one gives me trouble!

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This one always throws me for a loop:

Is it: 1 -"occasion"
or 2 -"occassion"
or 3 -"ocassion"?

Answer:
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) none of the above

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Old 09-09-2003, 09:07 PM
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Old 09-09-2003, 10:31 PM
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Effect is a noun. Affect is a verb. I still get them mixed up. Affect can also be a noun in psychology/psychiatry circles.. are you completely confused now? lol

Words that tripped me up:
separate
equipment (a 't' should be in there, darn it!)
receive (I always get the i before e thing mixed up)
to vs too (too means Extra)

When I was in like third grade, my teacher taught me a neat trick to remeber the difference between dessert and desert: dessert is Sweet Stuff, desert has Sand .. lol I still remember that.

'vacuum' STILL gets me (did I spell that right?)
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Old 09-10-2003, 12:14 AM
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effect/affect

The effect of an illness on the sufferer is obvious, but not so obvious is the effect on the affected members of the family.
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Old 09-10-2003, 06:36 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by CrimsonRage


business (I always spell it buisness first)

I was thinking of this one the whole time I was reading. To help me, I usually say busy-ness when I type/write it to remember to but the i after the s.

Saterday (Saturday, but this one is rare)

thge (the, I always mess up this word when I type for some reason-the g is by the h).
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Old 09-14-2003, 06:52 PM
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I used to read a legal questions board and people, young and old, seemed to have the most trouble with "repossession" and "emancipated" (for some reason, 12-17 year-olds are flooding legal chat rooms with questions on what they have to do to become emancipated or move out of their parents' home (something that never crossed my mind as a teen) -- but I digress). After reading yet another post on "How do I get amansipated [sp]," a lawyer got fed up and responded, "If you can't spell it, you're not old enough to consider it. The word is emancipated."
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Old 09-14-2003, 09:50 PM
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When I was in like third grade, my teacher taught me a neat trick to remeber the difference between dessert and desert: dessert is Sweet Stuff, desert has Sand .. lol I still remember that.

'vacuum' STILL gets me (did I spell that right?)
One of my teachers taught my class the difference between desert and dessert by saying that you always want two servings of dessert, hence the two S's.
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Old 09-15-2003, 12:48 AM
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Every time I have to write believe, receive, conceive, and all other ie, ei combination words, I have to recite to myself "i before e except after c". It makes me feel like a kindegardner I also have trouble deciding when to use effect or affect in certain sentences. Frustrates me ALL the time!



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