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: any

Phrase
Do you have any chocolate?
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Misspelt versions of: any

eny
ay
aany
amy
anyy

Details for: baby

Phrase
Cormac has a baby cousin called Jordan
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Misspelt versions of: baby

babby
babyy
bby
bay
baaby

Details for: bad

Phrase
Cormac had a bad day at school
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Misspelt versions of: bad

baad
bed
bat
bd
badd

Details for: ball

Phrase
Cormac threw the ball for Frank
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Misspelt versions of: ball

balel
balll
bal
bll
baall

Details for: being

Phrase
Frank the dog is being naughty
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Misspelt versions of: being

beng
baeing
bbeing
beeing
beyng
beig
baing

Details for: bit

Phrase
Would you like a bit of sugar in your tea?
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Misspelt versions of: bit

biit
bt
bitt
bid
byt
bith

Details for: boat

Phrase
Cormac's model boat won the class sailing competition
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Misspelt versions of: boat

boatt
boate
bat
boath
buat
booat
bot

Details for: bought

Phrase
Cormac bought a new nerf gun from the toy store.
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Misspelt versions of: bought

bougt
boughte
boght
boughht
bouht
boughd
bowght
boughtt
buoght

Details for: camp

Phrase
Connor went to Raglan for his school camp
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Misspelt versions of: camp

cmp
caamp
cemp
cap
campe
camph

Details for: dead

Phrase
Cormac came dead last in the race
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Misspelt versions of: dead

deead
ded
deaad
daead
deed
dad

Details for: died

Phrase
Cormac had a pet fish, but it died
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Misspelt versions of: died

deid
ded
dyed
diet
dieed
diad

Details for: doing

Phrase
What are you doing on the weekend?
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Misspelt versions of: doing

dooing
doimg
dong
duing
doiing
toing
doig

Details for: each

Phrase
Cormac gave each of his friends a present
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Misspelt versions of: each

eech
eachh
eah
aach
eakh
eeach
ech

Details for: ever

Phrase
And they all lived happily ever after
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Misspelt versions of: ever

evver
aver
eer
eveer
aever

Details for: everything

Phrase
Cormac left his bag outside in the rain and everything got wet
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Misspelt versions of: everything

eveything
everithing
everyting
everythyng
eeverything
aeverything
everyhting
eerything
everytthing

Details for: face

Phrase
Cormac likes to get his face painted at fairs
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Misspelt versions of: face

fae
fake
fce
facae
faace
facee
facce

Details for: fast

Phrase
Cormac bikes fast on the way to school
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Misspelt versions of: fast

fat
fest
faxt
fazt
ffast
fasth

Details for: father

Phrase
Cormac's father is named David
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Misspelt versions of: father

faher
fathher
fater
fathar
fahter
fether
fatherr

Details for: few

Phrase
Cormac has a few pets
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Misspelt versions of: few

faew
faw
ffew
fw
fewh

Details for: finally

Phrase
Cormac finally finished reading Harry Potter
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Misspelt versions of: finally

finallly
finaly
ffinally
fynally
fimally
finalli

Details for: finished

Phrase
Cormac has almost finished reading Harry Potter
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Misspelt versions of: finished

fiished
finised
fimished
finisshed
fenished
finishhed
ffinished
finishad
finishet
finishd

Details for: game

Phrase
Connor and Cormac played a game of chess
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Misspelt versions of: game

gamme
gaame
ggame
geme
gae
gme
gane

Details for: girl

Phrase
Cormac's sister is a girl
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Misspelt versions of: girl

grl
ggirl
girll
gil
gyrl
girle

Details for: gone

Phrase
I will be gone until November
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Misspelt versions of: gone

gonne
gonae
goe
gowne
gne
gonee

Details for: ground

Phrase
Cormac found 10 cents lying on the ground
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Misspelt versions of: ground

grround
groud
gruund
grownd
grond
gground
gruond

Details for: guard

Phrase
Frank is a guard dog
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Misspelt versions of: guard

gurd
gard
guaard
guerd
guardd
guart

Details for: hand

Phrase
Cormac looked at the big hand on the clock
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Misspelt versions of: hand

hannd
hant
hend
hhand
had
hamd
hnd

Details for: happened

Phrase
Cormac happened to forget his lunch
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Misspelt versions of: happened

happaened
happenned
hapened
haphpened
happaned
happned
heppened

Details for: happy

Phrase
Cormac was happy with his test score
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Misspelt versions of: happy

heppy
hapy
haphpy
hapepy
happi

Details for: help

Phrase
Cormac needs a bit of help with his spelling
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Misspelt versions of: help

helph
hlp
halp
hep
helep
hellp
helpp
helpe

Details for: hole

Phrase
Frank the dog dug a big hole in the garden
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Misspelt versions of: hole

holee
hle
hola
hol
hule
hoole
holle

Details for: hot

Phrase
It is hot when it is sunny
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Misspelt versions of: hot

hott
hote
hoth
hod
ht
hut

Details for: hour

Phrase
It takes Cormac an hour to get ready for school
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Misspelt versions of: hour

hoor
huur
hoour
howr
hourr
hur

Details for: let

Phrase
Connor let Cormac win the game
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Misspelt versions of: let

lt
lat
lete
led
leet

Details for: look

Phrase
Look both ways before you cross the road
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Misspelt versions of: look

loook
luok
lok
leook
llook
lookh
lookk

Details for: many

Phrase
There are many ways to skin a cat
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Misspelt versions of: many

may
maany
mny
mani
mamy

Details for: money

Phrase
Cormac spent his money on chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: money

monaey
monei
momey
mmoney
mowney
moneyy
mney
moey

Details for: mother

Phrase
Cormac made his mother a birthday card.
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Misspelt versions of: mother

mmother
moter
motther
motherr
mothher
muther
modher
moteher
motheer

Details for: myself

Phrase
I see myself in the mirror
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Misspelt versions of: myself

miself
myelf
myxelf
myslf
myselef
myyself
myseelf
mysaelf

Details for: new

Phrase
Cormac has a new pair of shoes
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Misspelt versions of: new

neew
newh
nnew
neww
nw

Details for: parents

Phrase
Cormac made his parents breakfast
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Misspelt versions of: parents

parants
parentz
perents
parrents
parentes
parends
parets
paremts

Details for: picked

Phrase
Cormac was picked for the school cricket team
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Misspelt versions of: picked

pecked
pickked
piked
pickedd
pickad
picced
pycked
picket

Details for: playing

Phrase
Connor and Cormac are playing outside
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Misspelt versions of: playing

playyng
phlaying
playiing
pleying
plaing
plying
playng
playig

Details for: presents

Phrase
You get presents on your birthday
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Misspelt versions of: presents

praesents
phresents
presennts
preents
presends
preesents
preseents
presenths
presentss
presentes

Details for: road

Phrase
You need to cross the road when you look for cars
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Misspelt versions of: road

roadd
rad
ruad
roed
rod
roat

Details for: side

Phrase
Connor's side of the room is tidy
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Misspelt versions of: side

site
sde
sidae
sie
sidde
siide
zide
syde

Details for: small

Phrase
Frank is a small dog
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Misspelt versions of: small

smalll
smal
ssmall
zmall

Details for: sometimes

Phrase
Sometimes Cormac forgets to bring his lunch to school
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Misspelt versions of: sometimes

someetimes
soetimes
somedimes
somaetimes
sometimmes
somatimes

Details for: soon

Phrase
'It will be time for bed soon' said Dad
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Misspelt versions of: soon

son
ssoon
souldn
sooon

Details for: stay

Phrase
When you are sick you need to stay home from school
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Misspelt versions of: stay

stai
staay
stayy
sstay
say
sday

Details for: stop

Phrase
You need to stop eating so much chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: stop

sop
sdop
stup
stoop
stp
stopp
xtop

Details for: swimming

Phrase
Cormac has swimming lessons on Mondays
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Misspelt versions of: swimming

swimmng
zwimming
swiming
simming
swimmiing
xwimming
swmming

Details for: tea

Phrase
Would you like a nice cup of tea?
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Misspelt versions of: tea

tee
ta
taea
teaa

Details for: than

Phrase
Connor is better at the guitar than Connor
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Misspelt versions of: than

thann
thhan
tham
thn
thaan
tthan
tan

Details for: tried

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

triad
teried
tied
tred
treed
triaed
triedd
triied

Details for: under

Phrase
The Christmas presents go under the tree
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Misspelt versions of: under

umder
uder
unter
undr
onder
undaer

Details for: wait

Phrase
Just you wait until your father gets home!
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Misspelt versions of: wait

wayt
waid
waait
wat
wit
waet
whait

Details for: won

Phrase
Connor won the game of chess
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Misspelt versions of: won

wn
wun
wwon
whon
wown

Details for: work

Phrase
You need to work on your spelling
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Misspelt versions of: work

wurk
wrk
wok
whork
worrk
workk

Details for: world

Phrase
It's a small world after all
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Misspelt versions of: world

worlt
wold
wurld
worled
wrld
wawld