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

anodher
anoter
anuther
amother
anothher
aanother
anther
anoteher
annother

Details for: away

Phrase
Cormac ran away
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Misspelt versions of: away

awy
awayy
oray
aay

Details for: bed

Phrase
It is time for bed
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Misspelt versions of: bed

bd
bet
baed
bbed
bad

Details for: been

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

bean
ben
bbeen
baeen
beeen
beenn

Details for: before

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

beefore
befawe
bfore
bafore
befoe
befure
beforre

Details for: best

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

besd
bet
besst
bext
bst
beest

Details for: brother

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

broter
broteher
brther
brrother
bother
brothher
brotherr
broher

Details for: called

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

callaed
caleled
caled
kalled
callet
callad
calld
clled
calledd

Details for: car

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

cr
cer
kar
carr
caar

Details for: door

Phrase
Please close the door
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Misspelt versions of: door

dor
doaw
ddoor
doorr

Details for: everyone

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

everyune
everone
everyne
eeveryone
aeveryone
eeryone
averyone
everyoe
everyowne

Details for: family

Phrase
Cormac lives with his family
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Misspelt versions of: family

famiily
ffamily
familey
fmily
familly
fanily
faily
famely
famili

Details for: five

Phrase
Cormac has five pets
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Misspelt versions of: five

ffive
fiive
feve
fivve
fve
phive
fyve

Details for: found

Phrase
I found some chocolate!
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Misspelt versions of: found

fouund
foud
founnd
foound
fount
fond
fuond

Details for: friend

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

friemd
fiend
frient
phriend
ffriend
freind

Details for: fun

Phrase
Weekends are fun
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Misspelt versions of: fun

fn
funn
ffun
phun

Details for: heard

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

hard
head
heardd
heerd
herd
heart

Details for: here

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

hare
hee
hre
heere
herre
haere
hhere

Details for: know

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

knw
knowh
kow
kknow
cnow
knnow
khnow

Details for: last

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

lst
lest
lat
least
lasth
lazt
llast
laste

Details for: left

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

lft
lefd
leftt
lefte
lefft
lefth

Details for: long

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

longg
lowng
log
loong
lung
lonng

Details for: looked

Phrase
Cormac looked for the chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: looked

lookhed
lookad
louldked
llooked
lookd
lookaed
loked

Details for: made

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

mada
mede
madee
mae
nade
mde
maade

Details for: man

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

mn
maan
mman
mam
mann
men
nan

Details for: more

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

mure
mre
nore
moe
morae
morre

Details for: morning

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

morming
moning
morninng
norning
mornig
mawning
morneng
murning

Details for: name

Phrase
My name is David
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Misspelt versions of: name

nname
naame
namme
nae
namee
nane
nme

Details for: never

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

neever
naver
neer
naever
nver
neverr

Details for: once

Phrase
Once up on a time
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Misspelt versions of: once

oonce
oce
oncce
onnce
one

Details for: play

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

playy
pelay
plaay
pley
plai
pay
pllay
ply

Details for: really

Phrase
It is really wet today
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Misspelt versions of: really

realy
raally
rally
realli

Details for: room

Phrase
Please tidy your room
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Misspelt versions of: room

rooom
roomm
rroom
roon
rom

Details for: something

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

sumething
sometthing
someting
xomething
somaething
somethhing
somedhing
somthing

Details for: still

Phrase
It is still raining outside
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Misspelt versions of: still

stll
sttill
stil
stiill
stilll
stell
styll

Details for: thing

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

thiing
thyng
thig
thhing
dhing
thingg
tehing

Details for: think

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

thinc
thik
tthink
thinkh
thnk
tink
htink

Details for: thought

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

dhought
thoughtt
htought
thouught
thouht
thougght
tought
thoght
thhought

Details for: three

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

thre
thhree
tree
tthree

Details for: through

Phrase
Cormac ran through the class
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Misspelt versions of: through

thrrough
throogh
throwgh
dhrough
htrough
throughh
thruogh
thruugh

Details for: told

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

tuld
toled
tod
tolt
toold
dold
ttold

Details for: too

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

to
tooo
doo

Details for: walked

Phrase
Cormac walked through his classroom
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Misspelt versions of: walked

walkaed
waalked
walkd
waleked
wlked
walkedd
waled
walket

Details for: want

Phrase
I want chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: want

wante
wand
wat
waant
wnt
whant
went

Details for: way

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

wai
wy
wway
wey

Details for: where

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

whaere
whee
whhere
wheree
were
wherre
wwhere

Details for: which

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

wich
whichh
whych
whih
whch
whhich
whiich
whikh

Details for: who

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

whu
wo
whho
whoo

Details for: year

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

yar
yer
yeer
iear