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Not As You Heard: 9 English Words That Even Native Speakers Spell Wrong


Source: English Dom on "Yandex.Zen"

Some words have so many "pitfalls" in their spelling that even native speakers note it. Channel author English Dom on "Yandex.Zen" offers a selection of the most phenomenal words that even the British and Americans stumble over.

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Pronunciation (pronunciation)

Usually this word is spelled as pronounciation. This is due to the fact that the verb form of the word is written and sounds like "pronounce", while in the noun "extra" letter "o" is absent. In this case, nothing can be done - you have to remember.

Conscience (conscience)

Often seen in the interpretation of "conscence". For some reason, the letter "i" is "eaten" without explanation.


Americans do not like double letters, and therefore write this word as "accomodate" or as "acommodate". To keep your spelling at its best, remember that this word actually contains several double consonants.

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How often do English learners need support, but not the kind of "maintainence". The difficulty in writing is that the meaning of real "maintenance" is reduced to maintaining something in the desired state, while the affirmative verb "maintain" means "to maintain", but it lacks the "additional" part of the word.

Weird (strange)

According to the golden rule of English, "i" is always written before "e", except when it is preceded by "c". However, for the popular "wierd" variant, the rules are not written, which is strange. Maybe that's why the word is translated as "strange"?


A simple and clear “rhythm” in Russian looks intimidating in English. Not surprisingly, many people make it easier for themselves and write "rythm", omitting the unpronounceable "h".

Handkerchief (handkerchief)

To exclude writing in the form of “hankerchief”, it is worth remembering that the handkerchief is always held in the hand, which in English is spelled with “hand” and the letter “d”.

Liaison (communication)

French roots are evident. But many people overlook this fact and write “liason” for short.

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Definitely (definitely)

Not everything with this word is as definite as it might seem at first glance. As a result, pearls such as "defiantly", "definately" and others appear.

Original column published on the blog. English Dom on "Yandex.Zen"

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