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Top 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Rank Top 10 Misspelled Words Percent Who Misspelled
1 embarrass 52 %
2 existence 49 %
3 liaison 43 %
4 perseverance 43 %
5 privilege 42 %
6 harass 41 %
7 supersede 39 %
8 occurrence 38 %
9 acknowledgment 36 %
10 forward 35 %
Statisitcs were collected from a total of 264 respondents. Spelling responses were given orally with a time limit of 30 seconds to respond.
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Other Commonly Misspelled Words Percent Who Misspelled
acceptable 22 %
accommodate 27 %
acquire 31 %
argument 21 %
bellwether 24 %
commitment 26 %
conscience 29 %
conscious 32 %
consensus 28 %
daiquiri 33 %
deductible 28 %
definitely 22 %
dependent 21%
gauge 22 %
hierarchy 24 %
inadvertent 31 %
independent 21 %
indispensable 32 %
jewelry 21 %
leisure 24 %
license 33 %
maintenance 28 %
maneuver 26 %
mischievous 28 %
neighbor 22 %
precede 27 %
publicly 30 %
receive 21 %
receipt 32 %
reference 29 %
rhythm 34 %
sergeant 32 %
they're 28 %
vacuum 33 %
weather 22 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: December 18, 2016

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