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    The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words is a list that has circulated among American businesses for decades. Two words have variant spellings for companies using British English spelling. Those two words are repeated at the end of the list of 25 words asking for the British spellings.

    Business writers can avoid the problem of having supervisors, colleagues, and editors mark words as being misspelled by using the spellings preferred in their countries.

    Two words also have variants that appear in dictionaries. However, business writers have clear preferences for one of the spellings and expect to see that spelling in business documents. We want you to know the preferred spellings so you avoid criticism.

    Select the correct or preferred spelling in each of the following questions to test your spelling of the most commonly misspelled words.




    1. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) acomodate
    b) accomodate
    c) acommodate
    d) accommodate
    e) Don't Know



    2. Which of the following spellings is preferred in American English?

    a) acknowledgment
    b) acknowledgement
    c) acknowlegment
    d) acknowlegement
    e) Don't Know



    3. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) arguement
    b) argument
    c) arguemant
    d) arguemint
    e) Don't Know



    4. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) comitment
    b) comitmment
    c) commitment
    d) comitmant
    e) Don't Know



    5. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) consensus
    b) concensus
    c) consencus
    d) consenssus
    e) Don't Know



    6. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) deductible
    b) deductable
    c) deductuble
    d) deductabel
    e) Don't Know



    7. Which of the following spellings is always preferred in American English and preferred as an adjective in British English? ("He has insulin-__________ diabetes.")

    a) dependant
    b) depindant
    c) dependent
    d) dependunt
    e) Don't Know



    8. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) embarras
    b) embaras
    c) embarass
    d) embarrass
    e) Don't Know



    9. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) existance
    b) existence
    c) existanse
    d) existanc
    e) Don't Know



    10. Which of the following spellings is correct for a page at the beginning of a book?

    a) foreward
    b) forword
    c) forworde
    d) foreword
    e) Don't Know



    11. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) harass
    b) haras
    c) harrass
    d) herrass
    e) Don't Know



    12. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) inadvertant
    b) inadvartant
    c) inadvartent
    d) inadvertent
    e) Don't Know



    13. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) indispensabel
    b) indispensible
    c) indispensable
    d) indespensible
    e) Don't Know



    14. Which of the following spellings is preferred in American English?

    a) judgement
    b) judgment
    c) judgemant
    d) judgmant
    e) Don't Know



    15. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) liason
    b) liasson
    c) liasone
    d) liaison
    e) Don't Know



    16. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) license
    b) lisense
    c) licens
    d) lisence
    e) Don't Know



    17. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) occassion
    b) ocassion
    c) occasion
    d) ocasion
    e) Don't Know



    18. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) occurrence
    b) ocurrance
    c) occurrance
    d) occurance
    e) Don't Know



    19. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) perserverance
    b) persaverence
    c) perserverence
    d) perseverance
    e) Don't Know



    20. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) prerogative
    b) perogative
    c) perogitive
    d) preragitive
    e) Don't Know



    21. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) privelege
    b) privilege
    c) privlege
    d) privelige
    e) Don't Know



    22. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) procede
    b) proceede
    c) proced
    d) proceed
    e) Don't Know



    23. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) seperate
    b) separete
    c) separate
    d) seperat
    e) Don't Know



    24. Which of the following spellings is PREFERRED?

    a) supersede
    b) supercede
    c) superceed
    d) suparseed
    e) Don't Know



    25. Which of the following spellings is correct?

    a) withhold
    b) withhuld
    c) withold
    d) withhald
    e) Don't Know



    26. Which of the following spellings is preferred in British English?

    a) acknowledgment
    b) acknowledgement
    c) acknowlegment
    d) acknowlegement
    e) Don't Know



    27. Which of the following spellings is preferred in British English?

    a) judgement
    b) judgment
    c) judgemant
    d) judgmant
    e) Don't Know



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