100 terms

The Horrible 100 ( the 100 most commonly misspelled words)

100 most commonly misspelled words with sentences.
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absence
In my father's absence I am in charge.
description
The author wrote a wonderful description of the man.
library
I am going to the library.
reality
In reality I am not a movie star.
across
My ancestors came across the sea.
disappoint
I do not want to disappoint you.
literature
The literature was poorly written.
receipt
May I have a receipt for the food I bought?
a lot
It would mean a lot to me if you stayed with me.
doesn't
It doesn't make sense to me.
magazine
I bought a magazine to read.
recognize
I recognize that I need to go to bed.
amateur
I am a amateur photographer, but I would like to be professional someday.
embarrass
Please don't embarrass me.
marriage
I am happy in my marriage to my husband.
recommend
I would recommend ordering the fish today.
answer
I know the answer to the question.
especially
I especially like chocolate.
mathematics
My mathematics teacher is very cool.
restaurant
I ate at my favorite restaurant yesterday.
appearance
The actor gave his best appearance on stage tonight.
excellent
I think my mom is an excellent cook.
meant
I meant to pick up my socks but I forgot.
rhythm
I like the rhythm of the music.
appreciate
I appreciate everything my mom has done for me.
excited
I am excited to learn to spell better.
medicine
Did you take your medicine today?
sandwich
I ate a sandwich for lunch.
athlete
I was an athlete in college.
exhibit
My daughter's art exhibit was amazing.
naturally
I am naturally a good piano player.
schedule
My class schedule this year is so confusing.
athletics
Athletics is my favorite subject in school.
experience
I have experience with computer programming.
necessary
I may find it necessary to take the infected tooth out.
secretary
The secretary at school is very kind.
awkward
It was so awkward asking her to dance with me.
familiar
You look familiar to me.
nuisance
It is such a nuisance to have mice in the house.
separate
I like my peas separate from my potatoes.
beginning
In the beginning of the story he was trampled to death by a herd of goats.
family
I love my family so much.
occasion
On occasion I eat chocolate.
similar
Your eyes are similar to your grand mother's eyes.
benefit
This consequence for your behavior is for your benefit.
finally
I am finally 40 years old!
occurred
It occurred to me the other day that I should write my life's story.
straight
I am so tired I can not even see straight.
bicycle
I crashed my bicycle into a tree and I got a concussion.
forty
There are 40 hot dogs left on the grill.
opinion
In my opinion I think Lord of the Rings is the best movie ever.
strength
He has the strength of 100 men.
brilliant
That idea was brilliant!
fundamental
There is a fundamental flaw in our banking systems.
opportunity
Please take this opportunity to improve your spelling habits.
succeed
You will succeed if you practice.
business
No son, your life actually is my business!
government
Our Government is a world power.
original
I like the original flavor better.
success
What success you have had today.
cafeteria
The people in the cafeteria work very hard.
grammar
Improve your grammar and you will improve your life.
parallel
My car was parked parallel to the street.
temperature
What is the temperature outside?
calendar
Did you look on the calendar for the sports schedule?
grocery
The grocery store closed early today.
peculiar
There is a peculiar smell coming from my gym bag.
tragedy
What a tragedy, your hair got wet!!
capital
What is the capital of Alaska?
guilty
He is guilty of theift
perhaps
Perhaps I should ask you some questions about your whereabouts?
Tuesday
Tuesday is my birthday!
certain
There are certain powers only mothers posses!
hungry
Are you hungry for more spelling?
permanent
The damage could not be fixed. It was permanent.
typical
A typical day in the life of a teenager.
choose
I choose to be better than that.
hygiene
Everyone should have good hygiene when they are teenagers.
persuade
I would like to persuade you to read this book.
usually
I usually take a shower at night.
chose
I try to always chose to do the right thing.
immediately
I immediately jumped up and shouted at the top of my lungs...I LOVE YOU!!!
pleasant
What a pleasant surprise!
valuable
You are valuable to me.
committee
Let's for a modest is hottest committee in school.
independent
I am independent and confident.
possess
I posses what it takes to live as a responsible adult.
vegetable
Vegetables are very important for brain development and intellect.
convenient
Is it convenient for you to pick up my pencil?
interested
I am interested in cheese.
privilege
What a privilege to meet you.
Wednesday
Wednesday is Spaghetti day!
definitely
I definitely think you are spelling better because of Quizlet.
knowledge
You have some knowledge but you don't know everything.
probably
I probably won't stay at the party very long if it gets out of control.
writing
I am writing a letter to my congressman.
describe
Please describe the perfect piece of gum.
laboratory
You mind is like a laboratory for ideas.
hungry
Are you hungry or thirsty? Or are you just cranky?
yacht
I got sea sick all over the yacht.