Common Spelling Mistakes in English

It’s very common and easy to make spelling mistakes while writing in English and when mistakes made in the very basic words, it could be embarrassing! Below are some of the most commonly misspelt words in English that I could collect. This could be useful especially when you are preparing for exams like PTE Academic where each mistake counts against you! Stay tuned as I will keep improving this list.

common english spelling mistakes

  • absence
  • achieve
  • receipt
  • beginning
  • colleague
  • environment
  • extremely
  • immediately
  • licence (used for driving)
  • license (a way to allow)
  • pastime
  • personnel (people who work in a company)
  • presence  (like absence)
  • twelfth
  • guarantee
  • accessible
  • accommodation
  • advice
  • advise
  • amateur
  • beneficial
  • conscience
  • controversy
  • deceive
  • definitely
  • discipline
  • embarrass
  • existence
  • exaggerate
  • forty
  • humorous
  • humor
  • immediate
  • incredible
  • synonyms
  • jealous
  • luxury
  • luxurious
  • maintenance
  • occurred
  • perceive
  • psychology
  • irrelevant
  • sincere
  • specific