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: am

Phrase
I am David
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Misspelt versions of: am

Details for: another

Phrase
Cormac ate another piece of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: another

anoteher
amother
anoter
aother
enother
anothr
anther
anothher
anothaer

Details for: away

Phrase
Cormac ran away
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Misspelt versions of: away

awai
aaway
awway
awayy
oray
aay

Details for: bed

Phrase
It is time for bed
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Misspelt versions of: bed

bad
bd
bbed
bedd
baed

Details for: been

Phrase
It has been a fun weekend
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Misspelt versions of: been

beeen
bean
bbeen
ben
beenn
baen
baeen

Details for: before

Phrase
Brush your teeth before you go to bed
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Misspelt versions of: before

bfore
beforre
befawe
befoe
baefore
beore
bafore
befre

Details for: best

Phrase
Chocolate is the best sort of food
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Misspelt versions of: best

bezt
besst
bet
bast
besth

Details for: brother

Phrase
Connor is Cormac's brother
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Misspelt versions of: brother

brotheer
brothher
brothar
brotther
brothr
broher
brothaer
bruther

Details for: called

Phrase
Cormac called to say 'Hello'
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Misspelt versions of: called

caleled
ccalled
clled
caled
caalled
callad
callet
callaed
calledd

Details for: car

Phrase
Dad drives the car to work
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Misspelt versions of: car

kar
cr
ccar
cer
caar

Details for: door

Phrase
Please close the door
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Misspelt versions of: door

dor
dooor
toor
doaw
duor
doorr

Details for: everyone

Phrase
Cormac gave everyone a piece of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: everyone

everryone
everyne
everyune
everyyone
averyone
everyonne
everione

Details for: family

Phrase
Cormac lives with his family
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Misspelt versions of: family

famly
fmily
faily
phamily
familey
femily
fammily

Details for: five

Phrase
Cormac has five pets
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Misspelt versions of: five

fiive
fiva
fivve
fyve
fie
fve

Details for: found

Phrase
I found some chocolate!
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Misspelt versions of: found

fond
ffound
fount
fownd
phound
foumd
fuund

Details for: friend

Phrase
Connor is Cormac's friend
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Misspelt versions of: friend

fiend
friemd
fryend
frient
friand
freend
friaend

Details for: fun

Phrase
Weekends are fun
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Misspelt versions of: fun

fon
fn
fuun
fum

Details for: heard

Phrase
I heard it through the grapevine
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Misspelt versions of: heard

heart
heaard
head
heardd
herd

Details for: here

Phrase
Come here and tidy your room!
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Misspelt versions of: here

hre
hare
haere
heree
heere
hhere

Details for: know

Phrase
I know you ate all the chocolate!
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Misspelt versions of: know

knoww
knw
kow
knoow
cnow
knuw
kknow

Details for: last

Phrase
Would the last one out please close the door
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Misspelt versions of: last

lest
lst
lasst
least
lastt
lasd
lat

Details for: left

Phrase
Cormac left some chocolate for his dad
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Misspelt versions of: left

let
lepht
lft
leeft
laeft
lleft
laft
lefth

Details for: long

Phrase
A year is a long time
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Misspelt versions of: long

lng
log
leong
lomg
lonng

Details for: looked

Phrase
Cormac looked for the chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: looked

lookaed
leooked
lookeed
loked
looed

Details for: made

Phrase
Cormac made a mess in the kitchen
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Misspelt versions of: made

mde
mae
mate
madae
mede

Details for: man

Phrase
Cormac will grow up to be a man
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Misspelt versions of: man

mam
mn
mann
men
nan

Details for: more

Phrase
There are three more weeks until the school holidays
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Misspelt versions of: more

moree
mre
moe
mure
mawe
moore

Details for: morning

Phrase
It is hard to wake-up in the morning
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Misspelt versions of: morning

morming
morneng
norning
mornng
mawning
murning

Details for: name

Phrase
My name is David
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Misspelt versions of: name

naame
neme
nme
nname
nae
namme
nane

Details for: never

Phrase
Cormac is never eating so much chocolate again
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Misspelt versions of: never

naever
mever
neer
nver
neverr
nnever
nevr
nevver

Details for: once

Phrase
Once up on a time
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Misspelt versions of: once

onca
onnce
one
oncee
oncae

Details for: play

Phrase
Cormac wants to have a friend over to play
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Misspelt versions of: play

plai
pley
pplay
plaay
pay
ply

Details for: really

Phrase
It is really wet today
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Misspelt versions of: really

reelly
rally
raeally
realli
realy
realley
reallyy
raally

Details for: room

Phrase
Please tidy your room
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Misspelt versions of: room

rom
rroom
rooom
roon

Details for: something

Phrase
Cormac found something in his bag
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Misspelt versions of: something

somehing
somehting
xomething
soomething
somedhing
somathing
sonething
somethhing

Details for: still

Phrase
It is still raining outside
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Misspelt versions of: still

sstill
stilll
stll
stilel
styll
xtill
sthill
stil

Details for: thing

Phrase
The door had a plastic thing on it
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Misspelt versions of: thing

thhing
thyng
theng
ting
tthing
thingg

Details for: think

Phrase
I think it is going to rain
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Misspelt versions of: think

thenk
tink
thinc
thimk
thiink
thhink
tthink
htink

Details for: thought

Phrase
I thought it was going to rain today
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Misspelt versions of: thought

thuught
tehought
thught
thougt
tought
thhought
thouht

Details for: three

Phrase
Cormac has three pets - two cats and a dog
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Misspelt versions of: three

tree
thre
htree
thee
tehree
threa
dhree

Details for: through

Phrase
Cormac ran through the class
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Misspelt versions of: through

htrough
tehrough
throwgh
throgh
thruugh
dhrough
thrrough
thrugh

Details for: told

Phrase
I told you to close the door!
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Misspelt versions of: told

toled
tod
dold
toldd
thold
tld

Details for: too

Phrase
It is too wet to go for a picnic
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Misspelt versions of: too

to
tould
tooo
thoo
ttoo

Details for: walked

Phrase
Cormac walked through his classroom
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Misspelt versions of: walked

walced
walkhed
walkaed
walkad
waked
whalked

Details for: want

Phrase
I want chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: want

wannt
whant
wwant
wat
wanth

Details for: way

Phrase
It is way too wet for a picnic
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Misspelt versions of: way

wway
wy
wayy
waay
wey

Details for: where

Phrase
Home is where the heart is
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Misspelt versions of: where

wheree
whee
wwhere
whhere
whre
wheere
whaere

Details for: which

Phrase
Which cake would you like for dessert?
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Misspelt versions of: which

whichh
wwhich
wich
whih
whch
whicch

Details for: who

Phrase
Who ate the last piece of chocolate?
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Misspelt versions of: who

wwho
whho
wo
whu

Details for: year

Phrase
Cormac is in his fourth year of school
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Misspelt versions of: year

yer
yeer
iear
yearr
yeaar
yaear