January 10, 2017 Jessica Lowe 0Comment

Imagine Abba bobbing along to the “beat from the tangerine”, or Dylan’s face knowing that the “ants are his friends”.

Misheard lyrics have been the cause of much laughter and embarrassment through the years. When it comes to the spoken word, getting it wrong is as funny as it is common. With so many languages, dialects, and accents around the world, you cannot always be responsible for what people hear.

Writing is different. English remains English and while there are small variations from one country to the next, some writing mistakes are a definite “no-no”. If language is not your strength, perhaps you should let http://contentray.com/ take care of your professional writing needs.

In the meantime, here are 6 of the most common spelling mistakes to avoid.

  • “Alot” vs. “A lot”

“Alot” is a verb that means sharing or allocating. “A lot” means plenty.

  • “Atleast” vs. “At least”

“Atleast” is not a word so what you are looking for is “at least”.

  • “Aswell” vs. “As well”

As with the above, “aswell” is not a word so you should use “as well” when you are adding something to a list.

  • “There” vs. “Their” vs. “They’re”

“There” is a place, “their” shows possession, and “they’re” is short for “they are”.

While not everyone can be a cunning linguist, be kind to your reader by getting the basics right, especially when posting those social media updates.