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Top 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

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RankTop 10 Misspelled WordsPercent Who Misspelled
1embarrass52 %
2existence49 %
3liaison43 %
4perseverance43 %
5privilege42 %
6harass41 %
7supersede39 %
8occurrence38 %
9acknowledgment36 %
10forward35 %
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 WordsPercent Who Misspelled
acceptable22 %
accommodate27 %
acquire31 %
argument21 %
bellwether24 %
commitment26 %
conscience29 %
conscious32 %
consensus28 %
daiquiri33 %
deductible28 %
definitely22 %
dependent21%
gauge22 %
hierarchy24 %
inadvertent31 %
independent21 %
indispensable32 %
jewelry21 %
leisure24 %
license33 %
maintenance28 %
maneuver26 %
mischievous28 %
neighbor22 %
precede27 %
publicly30 %
receive21 %
receipt32 %
reference29 %
rhythm34 %
sergeant32 %
they're28 %
vacuum33 %
weather22 %
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Sources: Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: December 18, 2016

Top 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

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