Jun 19th 2013

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The “A to Z” of Common Spelling Mistakes

Do you experience trouble when spelling specific words? Do you keep getting the spelling of ‘absolutely’ wrong, and wonder if you’re not alone? You aren’t!

In Ginger’s Spelling Book  you’ll find a wide selection of the top frequent spelling mistakes that people make when using Ginger as well as a breakdown of HOW people spell these words incorrectly. Let’s take a look at a couple examples:

“Alright”
When it comes to the word “alright” everything’s NOT “alright.” Usually the biggest

challenge when spelling “alright” is how many “L’s” are needed in the word, but our research shows that it is misspelled in a variety of other ways as well. Here is a breakdown of the different ways that are used to spell “alright.”

The most common alternative misspelling is “allright” with 30.13% of our users using this incorrect spelling. A list of the rest of the alternatives are in the chart to right.

“Zebra”

Ginger’s Spelling Book lists common spelling most common mistakes all the way from “A” to “Z.” Here are some fascinating ways that people have misspelled the word “Zebra.”

Coming in at number one is “izabrao” with 2.16% of the misspellings using this error. The rest are listed in the chart to the left.

What word do you have the most difficulty spelling? Write it in the comment section below.

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4 Responses to “The “A to Z” of Common Spelling Mistakes”

  1. Ayesha Khan on June 20th, 2013

    There are so many words that we miss spell, although we use them in our daily conversation most frequently. Some words are homophones, and they sound alike, but when we write them they are different in their spellings, and meanings.

    I personally feel that since we have become so dependent on MS Word, and knowing that even if we write some incorrect words the software will eventually make the corrections. However, it should not remain in our practice and we must try to spell the words correctly on our own learning. One very effective method to spell the word correctly is to break them at least,in two or three small parts.

    In this way we can remember the correct spellings of the words. This method is also very useful for the pronunciation of many difficult words. Ginger is a very smart, and a powerful software, and I really enjoy writing with Ginger, because when it corrects a whole sentence with something new, I learn a lot about how one thing can be said in so many different ways. Ginger not only corrects but teaches also….

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    • Efratk on June 26th, 2013

      Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. John on June 22nd, 2013

    This may be off topic, but I am new to Ginger. What I have seen so far is encouraging, and I would most likely buy the Premium version but for one problem. I cannot see anyway to train Ginger to stop making suggestions that are either wrong or irrelevant to my intent.

    Am I missing something? Does the Premium version offer that feature?

    Thank you for any help you can offer.

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    • Efratk on June 26th, 2013

      Hi John, not off topic at all! We are working on this feature now and it will be released in an upcoming update.

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