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: also

Phrase
Cormac also likes cake
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Misspelt versions of: also

elso
aso
aalso
alxo
alo
allso
alsu
aleso

Details for: always

Phrase
It is always sunny in Hamilton
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Misspelt versions of: always

alwhays
aalways
alwayss
alwaays
alwais
alwayz
alwas
elways
alwayx

Details for: asked

Phrase
Cormac asked Connor to come for a play
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Misspelt versions of: asked

askeed
aked
askad
azked
ased
askhed
assked
axked

Details for: black

Phrase
Frank is a black dog
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Misspelt versions of: black

bblack
blackh
blakk
back
blck
blacck
bleack

Details for: boy

Phrase
Cormac is a boy
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Misspelt versions of: boy

boi
bboy
by
boyy

Details for: bus

Phrase
Cormac catches the bus to school
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Misspelt versions of: bus

buz
bs
buus
bos
buss

Details for: cat

Phrase
The cat has nine lives
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Misspelt versions of: cat

cad
ct
catt
kat
ccat
caat

Details for: coming

Phrase
Connor is coming for a play today
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Misspelt versions of: coming

cming
comiing
ccoming
koming
coing
comyng

Details for: cool

Phrase
Its cool to have short hair
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Misspelt versions of: cool

ccool
cuol
coool
col
coole

Details for: dark

Phrase
It is dark at night
Sound
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Misspelt versions of: dark

darc
ddark
darrk
tark
darkh
darkk

Details for: decided

Phrase
Cormac decided to tidy his bedroom
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Misspelt versions of: decided

daecided
deccided
decied
tecided
deided
decded
decidd
dacided
dekided

Details for: dog

Phrase
Frank is a black dog
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Misspelt versions of: dog

tog
dg
dug
doog

Details for: eat

Phrase
Cormac likes to eat chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: eat

aat
aeat
eate
eet
eeat
eath
et

Details for: end

Phrase
You are almost at the end of this test
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Misspelt versions of: end

aend
eend
endd
ed
ent
ennd

Details for: even

Phrase
Four is an even number
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Misspelt versions of: even

evven
aeven
een
evem
eveen
eeven
evn

Details for: every

Phrase
Cormac has chocolate everyday
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Misspelt versions of: every

avery
everi
eevery
everyy
evvery
aevery
evry

Details for: eyes

Phrase
You have two eyes and a nose
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Misspelt versions of: eyes

eeyes
eys
aeyes
eyex
ees
eyez
ayes

Details for: fell

Phrase
Frank fell off the couch
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Misspelt versions of: fell

fll
ffell
fel
faell
felel
feell

Details for: felt

Phrase
Cormac felt cold outside
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Misspelt versions of: felt

faelt
fet
ffelt
phelt
feltt
flt
fellt
felet

Details for: find

Phrase
Cormac likes to find money
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Misspelt versions of: find

fimd
ffind
findd
fnd
fid
fint
fiind

Details for: four

Phrase
It is four o'clock in the afternoon
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Misspelt versions of: four

for
fourr
ffour
foor
fuor
foour
fuur

Details for: gave

Phrase
Cormac gave Connor a present
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Misspelt versions of: gave

gae
gaave
gavee
ggave
geve

Details for: getting

Phrase
It's getting late
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Misspelt versions of: getting

gethting
gettimg
geting
gettiing
gettig
gettingg
gedting

Details for: great

Phrase
It's great to have a tidy bedroom
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Misspelt versions of: great

gret
geat
greath
grreat
grat
greate
greeat

Details for: head

Phrase
You have eyes in your head
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Misspelt versions of: head

hhead
had
hed
heed
haad
heaad

Details for: hit

Phrase
Connor hit Cormac
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Misspelt versions of: hit

hith
hid
ht
hite
hitt

Details for: how

Phrase
Cormac knows how to do the dishes
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Misspelt versions of: how

hoow
huw
howh
hw
howw
hhow

Details for: I'll

Phrase
I'll be home before it gets dark
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Misspelt versions of: I'll

i'l
i'lel
i'lll
ill
ii'll

Details for: I'm

Phrase
I'm going to bed
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Misspelt versions of: I'm

i''m
y'm
e'm
ii'm
i'n

Details for: inside

Phrase
On wet days you need to play inside
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Misspelt versions of: inside

ynside
enside
insie
inxide
inide
insida
insidde

Details for: it's

Phrase
It's three o'clock in the afternoon
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Misspelt versions of: it's

i's
its
it'x
id's
iit's
et's

Details for: its

Phrase
The bird lost some of its feathers
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Misspelt versions of: its

iths
yts
itts
itx
iits
is

Details for: jump

Phrase
Frank can jump onto the couch
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Misspelt versions of: jump

jummp
jup
jjump
juump
jmp
jomp

Details for: knew

Phrase
Dad knew who had eaten the chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: knew

kknew
kneww
kew
knaw
knaew
kneew
knewh

Details for: later

Phrase
It gets dark later in summer
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Misspelt versions of: later

leater
lataer
latr
latter
lader
lter

Details for: life

Phrase
Cats have an easy life
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Misspelt versions of: life

liffe
lfe
lifee
lyfe
leife
liphe
lefe

Details for: live

Phrase
We live in Hamilton city
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Misspelt versions of: live

lve
livee
lie
livve
liive
leve

Details for: lot

Phrase
That is a lot of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: lot

llot
loth
lt
lod
lote

Details for: lunch

Phrase
Cormac had sandwiches for lunch today
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Misspelt versions of: lunch

lnch
lonch
lunkh
luunch
luch
leunch
lunh
lunchh
lumch

Details for: make

Phrase
I'm going to make my bed
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Misspelt versions of: make

mke
makhe
makae
nake
makee
makke
mmake

Details for: minutes

Phrase
It's 15 minutes until bedtime
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Misspelt versions of: minutes

minuutes
mimutes
minuts
mnutes
miutes
minutex
minnutes
minudes

Details for: most

Phrase
Cormac's room is messy most of the time
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Misspelt versions of: most

mosd
mostt
mst
moxt
mosst
moste
nost
mot
must
mosth

Details for: much

Phrase
It is much better to spell correctly
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Misspelt versions of: much

muchh
muh
nuch
moch
muuch
mch

Details for: nice

Phrase
It is nice to have friends
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Misspelt versions of: nice

nicce
nike
niice
nie
mice
nicae

Details for: opened

Phrase
Cormac opened the window in his bedroom
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Misspelt versions of: opened

opemed
openad
upened
opeed
openet
opend
opeened
ophened

Details for: outside

Phrase
Play outside when it is sunny
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Misspelt versions of: outside

ootside
ouside
outhside
outsida
ooutside
outsyde
outsidae

Details for: place

Phrase
School is a good place to learn
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Misspelt versions of: place

plce
pace
phlace
plake
plae
placa

Details for: ready

Phrase
Are you ready to learn to spell?
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Misspelt versions of: ready

reedy
rady
readi
readyy
raeady

Details for: ride

Phrase
When it is wet, Cormac gets a ride to school
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Misspelt versions of: ride

rede
rie
rde
ridde
ridae
ryde

Details for: right

Phrase
You need to give the right answer to this question
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Misspelt versions of: right

reght
righht
riht
rigght
ryght
rigth

Details for: run

Phrase
Cormac went for a run after school
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Misspelt versions of: run

rrun
ron
ruun
rn
runn
rum

Details for: say

Phrase
Can you say 'wheelbarrow'
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Misspelt versions of: say

sy
zay
ssay
sai

Details for: sister

Phrase
Cormac's sister is named Alannah
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Misspelt versions of: sister

siter
sistaer
sster
siser
syster
zister
sistr
xister
sisterr

Details for: sleep

Phrase
I sleep in my bed
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Misspelt versions of: sleep

slep
sleepe
slleep
sleepp
seep

Details for: suddenly

Phrase
Suddenly it was raining
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Misspelt versions of: suddenly

sudenly
sutdenly
suddanly
ssuddenly
suddenli
zuddenly
suuddenly
suddenley

Details for: take

Phrase
You shouldn't take other peoples toys
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Misspelt versions of: take

ttake
teke
takhe
thake
tke
tace
taake
tae

Details for: tell

Phrase
You should always tell the truth
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Misspelt versions of: tell

tel
telll
tll
telel

Details for: ten

Phrase
Most children have ten fingers
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Misspelt versions of: ten

tten
tem
tn
taen
then
den

Details for: top

Phrase
Cormac is top of his class in spelling
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Misspelt versions of: top

topp
tup
tope
ttop
tp
toop
dop

Details for: town

Phrase
Hamilton is a big town
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Misspelt versions of: town

thown
townn
ton
towhn
twn
towm
toun

Details for: tree

Phrase
The tree is very tall
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Misspelt versions of: tree

tee
tre
treee
three

Details for: turned

Phrase
Cormac turned on the TV
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Misspelt versions of: turned

turnet
tuned
turnned
turnad
tured
turnaed
durned
trned

Details for: until

Phrase
Stay cool until after school!
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Misspelt versions of: until

unthil
untile
uuntil
untill
unil

Details for: wanted

Phrase
Cormac wanted to have chocolate for lunch
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Misspelt versions of: wanted

wantet
wantad
wantd
wwanted
wanteed
wanthed
wantaed
waned
wantedd

Details for: water

Phrase
The water in the pool was cold
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Misspelt versions of: water

wateer
wwater
weter
wader
waater
waer
wather

Details for: while

Phrase
Cormac makes a mess while he cooks
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Misspelt versions of: while

whyle
wile
whila
whele
wwhile
whille
whilae

Details for: why

Phrase
Cormac wants to know why he has to do the dishes
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Misspelt versions of: why

whyy
wy
wwhy

Details for: window

Phrase
Cormac opened the window in his bedroom
Sound
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Misspelt versions of: window

windou
windoow
winduw
winddow
wndow
wyndow
winow
widow

Details for: woke

Phrase
Cormac woke early on Saturday
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Misspelt versions of: woke

wooke
wokae
wuke
wokke
wwoke
whoke
wke
wokhe

Details for: yes

Phrase
The opposite of yes is 'no'
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Misspelt versions of: yes

yas
yez
ys
yess
yex
yees