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

bbut
bot
buth
bt

Details for: for

Phrase
Books are for reading
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Misspelt versions of: for

faw
fr
phor

Details for: got

Phrase
Sam got an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: got

gt
gott
goth
god
gote

Details for: had

Phrase
Sam had an ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: had

hed
haad
hd
hhad
hadd

Details for: he

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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

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I am sick of ice cream
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Misspelt versions of: of

Details for: on

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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

sshe
shae
sche
shhe
se
sha

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

tht
thhat
thatt
tthat
dhat
thaat
tat
tehat

Details for: then

Phrase
Sam had one ice cream, then he had another
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dhen
thhen
them
theen
tehen
ten
thaen
thenn

Details for: there

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

dhere
thre
thare
therre
thhere
thee
tere

Details for: they

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

theey
thy
theyy
thaey
thei
thay
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

wenth
wet
weent
wend
wnt
waent
wennt

Details for: when

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

wen
whn
whhen
wwhen

Details for: you

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

youu
yu
yoo
yoou
yow
yyou
yo