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Common Spelling Errors

Common Spelling Errors

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As a teacher, I have seen the following words used incorrectly many times. My sons who are both dyslexic have made these spelling mistakes often. I know I have made these mistakes in the past. Now I make a point of being careful when I use these words. Be careful when you write the following words.

Word

Definition

Example

their

shows ownership

Their cat is lost.

there

refers to location

The apples are over there.

they’re

contraction for they are

They’re in the house.

then

is used for time

First, we’ll eat dinner, then we’ll go to the movies.

than

is used for comparison

My dog is bigger than your dog.

your

shows ownership

Your sister is not at our house.

you’re

contraction for you are

You’re too big to jump on the bed.

its

shows ownership

The dog licked its paws.

it’s

contraction for it is

It’s going to be a windy day!

were

is a verb

We were late to school today.

we’re

contraction for we are

We’re not going to the movies tonight.

It is easy to make a mistake with these words.

We have a series called English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. This sereis provides the foundation for English reading and spelling. It’s a good series for Spanish-speaking teens and adults who want to learn how to read and spell in English.

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