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

aboud
aboot
aboutt
aboute
abut
abuut

Details for: after

Phrase
Brush your teeth after eating
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Misspelt versions of: after

aftr
aphter
aftaer
afteer
afterr
aftter
afther
efter

Details for: all

Phrase
Cormac ate all the chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: all

alel
al
alll
ell
aall

Details for: are

Phrase
Are you hungry?
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Misspelt versions of: are

arae
arre
ae
ere

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

backh
bacc
backk
beck
bck
bback
baack
bak

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
baecause
becuse
becase
beecause
becauxe
becausse
beceuse
becauuse

Details for: came

Phrase
Cormac came to play today
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Misspelt versions of: came

cane
ccame
camee
caame
cae

Details for: day

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

dy
dey
dayy
tay
dday

Details for: down

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

dwn
don
dowwn
downn

Details for: get

Phrase
Get back inside
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Misspelt versions of: get

gat
ged
gt
geet
geth

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

gong
ging
goig
goeng
goingg

Details for: have

Phrase
I have some chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: have

hae
hava
havve
heve
hve
haave

Details for: her

Phrase
I like her said Cormac
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Misspelt versions of: her

hher
hr
har
heer
herr
haer

Details for: his

Phrase
Cormac ate all his chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: his

hs
hes
hiz
hys
hiss

Details for: home

Phrase
Cormac came home after school
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Misspelt versions of: home

hme
hoome
homae
hume
homme
hoe
homee

Details for: into

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

intho
ito
innto
ino
iinto
intoo

Details for: just

Phrase
It is just about lunchtime
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Misspelt versions of: just

jut
juzt
jst
juxt
juust

Details for: like

Phrase
I like chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: like

lke
lyke
likae
likee
llike
lie

Details for: mum

Phrase
My mum is fun.
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Misspelt versions of: mum

mm
mom
num
mumm

Details for: not

Phrase
Chocolate is not healthy
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Misspelt versions of: not

nut
noot
nnot
noth
note
nott
nt

Details for: one

Phrase
Cormac only has one car
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Misspelt versions of: one

oe
onee
onne
ome
une
owne

Details for: our

Phrase
This is our house
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Misspelt versions of: our

owr
uor
ourr
or
oor
oour

Details for: out

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

uut
uot
ot
owt
ouut
outh
oot

Details for: said

Phrase
Cormac said 'hello'
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Misspelt versions of: said

sid
ssaid
sad
seid
sait
sayd
zaid

Details for: some

Phrase
Do you want some chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: some

sume
sme
somee
soe
soma
sone
ssome

Details for: were

Phrase
Connor and Cormac were excited
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Misspelt versions of: were

wwere
waere
werre
wee
weere
where

Details for: with

Phrase
Cormac like pizza with cheese
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Misspelt versions of: with

wiht
wiith
whith
widh
witth
wyth
withh
wit