The 290 words included in the essentials spelling collection are the words used most often when we write. Together they make up about 75% of most writing, so they are very important. These words have been put in lists according to how often they are used.

Details for: at

Phrase
John is at work
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Details for: but

Phrase
I like cats but I don't like dogs
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Misspelt versions of: but

bud
bbut
buut
bt
butt
bute
bot

Details for: for

Phrase
Books are for reading
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Misspelt versions of: for

ffor
forr
phor
foor

Details for: got

Phrase
Sam got an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: got

gott
goot
goth
gt
gut

Details for: had

Phrase
Sam had an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: had

hd
hat
hed
hadd
haad

Details for: he

Phrase
He had an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: he

Details for: is

Phrase
Sam is having an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: is

Details for: me

Phrase
Sam gave me an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: me

Details for: of

Phrase
I am sick of ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: of

Details for: on

Phrase
The cat is on the table
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Misspelt versions of: on

Details for: she

Phrase
Sally told Sam she was hungry
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Misspelt versions of: she

zhe
se
shae
shhe

Details for: so

Phrase
Sam is so hungry he could eat an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: so

Details for: that

Phrase
That is a large ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: that

tthat
tat
thhat
htat
tht
dhat
thaat

Details for: then

Phrase
Sam had one ice cream, then he had another
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Misspelt versions of: then

thaen
thn
thhen
ten
tthen
them

Details for: there

Phrase
Look, there is an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: there

thaere
dhere
tere
tthere
thhere
thee

Details for: they

Phrase
They ate all the ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: they

tey
thaey
theey
htey
thy
thei
thhey

Details for: up

Phrase
The sky is up
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Misspelt versions of: up

Details for: went

Phrase
Sam went to the zoo
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Misspelt versions of: went

wet
wemt
wnt
wwent
wentt
wente
wenth

Details for: when

Phrase
Sam gets grumpy when he is tired
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Misspelt versions of: when

wen
whhen
whn
whan
whenn

Details for: you

Phrase
Would you like an ice cream?
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Misspelt versions of: you

yu
yuo
yoou
youu
yuu