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Friday, March 09, 2007

Online Spelling Test and the Top One Hundred Misspelled Words

For me, spelling has been easy. I have always enjoyed writing, I guess that's what makes me a good fit for Fred's Head. Are you a good speller? Would you like to take an online test to see how you compare with others?

At, there are five tests that you can take. Choose one and when you are finished, not only can you see your results, but you can see how you compare to others who have taken that particular quiz.

The quiz consists of two columns of words. In each row, you will have the same word. Choose the correctly spelled word by placing a check in the right box. There are 50 questions on each quiz and they are all screen reader friendly. When you're finished, click the "Check My Spelling" button.

The results show the words you chose that were incorrect and the percentage of people who also spelled that word wrong. It will also show you the number of people who have taken the quiz, along with the percentage of words that are commonly misspelled.

Are you ready to test your spelling? I know I was excited to see how I stacked up against the other quiz takers. Check it out!

Click this link to visit

Here's a website that brings you the 100 most commonly misspelled words from A to Z and all you have to do is scroll down the page to navigate!

But wait, it isn't just a list of words! Each word comes with its own tip for helping you remember how to spell it correctly. If there is a commonly misspelled word in the tip for the word you are looking at, you will notice that it is linked. If you click the link, it will jump to that word so you can see the tip for it as well.

Once you've made it through all 100 of these words, you will be at the bottom of the page where you will find a link to 150 more commonly misspelled words. This is actually a list of them, but it's still interesting to check out.

You will also find a link to the most commonly mispronounced words and phrases. This is set up like the first 100 misspelled words. You'll get to see what you shouldn't say, what you should say and a tip on the word. If another mispronounced word is in the tip, you can click the link to jump to where it is on the page so you can see how to pronounce it as well.

Click this link to see the Top One Hundred Misspelled Words

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