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: about

Phrase
It is about time
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Misspelt versions of: about

aout
ebout
abot
aboute
aboutt
aboout
abuut

Details for: after

Phrase
Brush your teeth after eating
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Misspelt versions of: after

aafter
afteer
aphter
afder
affter
ater
efter

Details for: all

Phrase
Cormac ate all the chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: all

alll
alel
al
aall

Details for: are

Phrase
Are you hungry?
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Misspelt versions of: are

ae
aare
arae
ara
aree
arre

Details for: as

Phrase
It is cold as ice
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Misspelt versions of: as

Details for: back

Phrase
Get back inside
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Misspelt versions of: back

bakk
backk
bck
backh
bacck
baack

Details for: be

Phrase
Cormac wants to be good
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Misspelt versions of: be

Details for: because

Phrase
It is hot because it is sunny
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Misspelt versions of: because

becauze
bcause
becausse
beecause
beause
bekause
becuse
bacause

Details for: came

Phrase
Cormac came to play today
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Misspelt versions of: came

ccame
cama
caame
camae
kame
cme
cae

Details for: day

Phrase
After night time comes day time
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Misspelt versions of: day

tay
dy
dey
dai
dayy
dday

Details for: down

Phrase
Australia is the land down under
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Misspelt versions of: down

dowm
dwn
downn
duwn
doown
ddown

Details for: get

Phrase
Get back inside
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Misspelt versions of: get

ged
gt
geet
gete

Details for: go

Phrase
Cormac wants to go to the beach
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Misspelt versions of: go

Details for: going

Phrase
Cormac is going to the beach
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Misspelt versions of: going

goig
gong
goingg
goeng
ggoing

Details for: have

Phrase
I have some chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: have

hve
hae
havae
heve
haave
hhave
havee

Details for: her

Phrase
I like her said Cormac
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Misspelt versions of: her

heer
har
hr
herr

Details for: his

Phrase
Cormac ate all his chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: his

hs
hhis
hiz
hiss
hiis

Details for: home

Phrase
Cormac came home after school
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Misspelt versions of: home

hume
hone
hme
homae
homa
homme
homee

Details for: into

Phrase
A Caterpillar turns into a Butterfly
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Misspelt versions of: into

intu
imto
ito
intho
intto
ino

Details for: just

Phrase
It is just about lunchtime
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Misspelt versions of: just

jut
juste
juzt
juust
jst
justh
jjust

Details for: like

Phrase
I like chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: like

liike
lke
llike
lie
likke
lice
likee

Details for: mum

Phrase
My mum is fun.
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Misspelt versions of: mum

mumm
mm
muum
mom

Details for: not

Phrase
Chocolate is not healthy
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Misspelt versions of: not

nod
nt
nnot
note
noot

Details for: one

Phrase
Cormac only has one car
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Misspelt versions of: one

onee
onae
oone
oe
une
ona
onne

Details for: our

Phrase
This is our house
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Misspelt versions of: our

oor
or
ouur
oour

Details for: out

Phrase
Go and play out side!
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Misspelt versions of: out

oud
oout
ot
owt
outt
uut

Details for: said

Phrase
Cormac said 'hello'
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Misspelt versions of: said

saed
sait
saiid
sid
sad
ssaid
sayd

Details for: some

Phrase
Do you want some chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: some

ssome
somee
soma
soe
sme
sume

Details for: were

Phrase
Connor and Cormac were excited
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Misspelt versions of: were

wre
wwere
wee
werre

Details for: with

Phrase
Cormac like pizza with cheese
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Misspelt versions of: with

withh
wih
witeh
wwith