In principal, the principle is right…

March 24, 2010 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

Wondering what’s wrong here? Or do you find this sentence completely acceptable? In case of the latter, you may need some help with your spelling.

Common mistakes

Some common spelling mistakes apart from the ‘principal’ who generally leads a school and hopefully has some ‘principles’, include:

–          accommodation spelled as ‘accomodation’

–          sought after spelled as ‘sort after’

–          stationery as in writing utensils spelled as ‘stationary’ as in not moving

–          their as in their house, i.e. the house they own, spelled as either ’they’re’ meaning they are or ‘there’ as in there’s a good boy

Why is this important for me?

In the age of social media, open resources and open communication, it is important to be professional. Spelling mistakes certainly undermine this image. Spelling and grammar mistakes are also still one of the most common pitfalls in CVs.

Where can I get help?

There are plenty of resources on the web that can help, for example you can check the 100 most often mispelled misspelled words in English or view an extensive list of commonly misspelled words on good old Wikipedia.

The safer and more professional option, however, is to use a local provider of proofreading and editing services.

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