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
alzo
allso
alo
alsu
aalso
aleso

Details for: always

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

alwayx
allways
alays
alwais
aways
aleways
alwaays

Details for: asked

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

azked
askad
askhed
asced
askked
askeed
askaed
aked
aasked

Details for: black

Phrase
Frank is a black dog
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Misspelt versions of: black

back
blak
blck
blacc
bleck
bblack
blackk

Details for: boy

Phrase
Cormac is a boy
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Misspelt versions of: boy

booy
bboy
boi
buy
by
boyy

Details for: bus

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

bs
bux
bos
bbus
buss

Details for: cat

Phrase
The cat has nine lives
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Misspelt versions of: cat

cad
ccat
kat
ct
cate
cet
catt

Details for: coming

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

comming
comingg
cominng
coning
comyng
cming
comig

Details for: cool

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

coool
col
cuol
couldl

Details for: dark

Phrase
It is dark at night
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Misspelt versions of: dark

drk
ddark
darkk
darrk
daark
derk
tark

Details for: decided

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

decidd
dacided
deciided
deided
deccided
deceded
decied
tecided
dekided

Details for: dog

Phrase
Frank is a black dog
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Misspelt versions of: dog

dogg
doog
dg
dug

Details for: eat

Phrase
Cormac likes to eat chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: eat

ead
et
eaat
eatt
eeat

Details for: end

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

ed
aend
ent
eend
ennd
emd

Details for: even

Phrase
Four is an even number
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Misspelt versions of: even

een
evenn
evem
evn
evven
eeven
aven

Details for: every

Phrase
Cormac has chocolate everyday
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Misspelt versions of: every

eery
everry
evvery
aevery
everi
everyy
eveery

Details for: eyes

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

eyex
eys
eies
eeyes
ees
aeyes
eyees
ayes

Details for: fell

Phrase
Frank fell off the couch
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Misspelt versions of: fell

ffell
fel
fll
faell

Details for: felt

Phrase
Cormac felt cold outside
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Misspelt versions of: felt

phelt
feelt
faelt
felth
feld
ffelt
feltt

Details for: find

Phrase
Cormac likes to find money
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Misspelt versions of: find

fend
fid
phind
fynd
fint

Details for: four

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

fuor
fouur
for
fowr
fuur

Details for: gave

Phrase
Cormac gave Connor a present
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Misspelt versions of: gave

geve
gavee
gae
ggave
gaave
gve

Details for: getting

Phrase
It's getting late
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Misspelt versions of: getting

gethting
gettting
gettiing
geting
getteng
gedting
gettig
gettingg
gatting

Details for: great

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

greath
grat
greet
geat
greatt
greate
graat
graeat

Details for: head

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

heaad
heead
hhead
heed
had
haad
haead

Details for: hit

Phrase
Connor hit Cormac
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Misspelt versions of: hit

hyt
het
hid
ht
hitt

Details for: how

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

hw
hoow
hou
hhow

Details for: I'll

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

i''ll
e'll
ill
i'l
i'lll
y'll

Details for: I'm

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

im
y'm
i'n
e'm
i''m

Details for: inside

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

imside
insside
insidde
enside
innside
insde
inide
insidae
insida

Details for: it's

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

i's
it'z
itt's
ite's
yt's
it''s
its
iit's
ith's
id's

Details for: its

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

iits
iths
ids
ets
itss
is
itx

Details for: jump

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

jumph
jmp
jup
jumpp
jummp

Details for: knew

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

knw
knnew
knaw
kneew
khnew
kneww

Details for: later

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

lather
leater
lter
lataer
latter
laer

Details for: life

Phrase
Cats have an easy life
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Misspelt versions of: life

liife
lifee
llife
lifae
lie
lefe
lyfe

Details for: live

Phrase
We live in Hamilton city
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Misspelt versions of: live

livae
livee
lve
liive
leive
lie

Details for: lot

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

loot
lott
lut
llot
loth
lote

Details for: lunch

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

lunh
leunch
lunnch
lunkh
luch
lumch

Details for: make

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

mke
makee
makhe
meke
makae
mae

Details for: minutes

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

minuutes
minudes
minotes
minuts
miinutes
minutas
minuthes
minutez
minutex
ninutes

Details for: most

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

mot
moost
mosd
must
mosth
nost
mst
mosst

Details for: much

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

muh
mmuch
muuch
muchh
mch

Details for: nice

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

nicee
nicae
niice
nnice
nyce
nie
nike

Details for: opened

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

openet
opend
opned
oppened
ophened
openned
opeened

Details for: outside

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

outhside
ouside
otside
outxide
outsyde
outsite

Details for: place

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

placa
placce
plae
pplace
plce
plaace
pace

Details for: ready

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

redy
raeady
reaty
reay
readi
raady
rready

Details for: ride

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

rie
rida
ridde
ryde
ridae
rite

Details for: right

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

rigt
righht
rigght
rightt
righth
rght
rigth
righte
reght

Details for: run

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

rn
rrun
runn
ruun
ron

Details for: say

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

sai
ssay
xay
saay
sy
sayy

Details for: sister

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

sistaer
sisterr
sisther
xister
siter
sistar
sistter
syster

Details for: sleep

Phrase
I sleep in my bed
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Misspelt versions of: sleep

slaep
slaeep
slep
seep
xleep
ssleep
sleepp

Details for: suddenly

Phrase
Suddenly it was raining
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Misspelt versions of: suddenly

suddenli
sddenly
suddenley
sudenly
suddemly

Details for: take

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

tae
dake
tke
teke
ttake
takee
taka
takke
thake

Details for: tell

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

tel
tall
ttell
dell
tll
thell
telel

Details for: ten

Phrase
Most children have ten fingers
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Misspelt versions of: ten

tn
teen
then
tten
tem
tenn
tan

Details for: top

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

dop
tp
ttop
tup
toop

Details for: town

Phrase
Hamilton is a big town
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Misspelt versions of: town

thown
twn
ton
towwn
townn
down

Details for: tree

Phrase
The tree is very tall
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Misspelt versions of: tree

ttree
tre
teree
treee
tee
trae

Details for: turned

Phrase
Cormac turned on the TV
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Misspelt versions of: turned

turneed
trned
turnad
thurned
turmed
turnaed
durned
turnd

Details for: until

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

umtil
undil
unntil
unthil
untel
util
ontil
untl

Details for: wanted

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

wated
wwanted
waned
wantad
wantd
wnted
wantet
waanted

Details for: water

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

watr
watter
waer
wateer
waater
wataer

Details for: while

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

whyle
whiile
whilae
whille
wile
whilee
whie

Details for: why

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

wy
whyy
whhy

Details for: window

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

winduw
wwindow
widow
wimdow
winow
wintow
whindow

Details for: woke

Phrase
Cormac woke early on Saturday
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Misspelt versions of: woke

wuke
woce
woe
wooke
wokae
wke
woka

Details for: yes

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

yees
yez
ies
yyes
yex
yaes
ys