Have you ever had to reach for the dictionary with word block and felt like kicking yourself when you found the result?
I had this with “could” last week; for the life of me I “cud” not remember how to spell it and looked it up and booked an appointment for an Alzheimer’s test.
It happens to all of us but the following are the ones I frequently come across:
Dash In A Real Rush, Hurry or Else Accident
Remember it as Science with a Con
DESERT or DESSERT
The Sahara only has one S in it – Desserts have SugarS
Even Clean ZEalots MAy get spots
There is no X in this word – Simon Cowell has no Zits!
Help, Accident, EMergency! – Often Ruins Routine Hospital Appointments –
don’t forget to add the G and E on the end!
One Tea and two Sugars Please !
The only word in the English language to end in -sede; the rest are -cede.
THERE or THEIR
Visualise directions for “there” – HERE and THERE!
For their, think possession – The HEIRs inherited THEIR fortune
WE Do Not Eat Soup DAY
YOU’RE and YOUR
You’re never going to get it right unless you use YOUR head!
With credit due to Judy Parkinson, author of “i before e (except after c)”