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

ani
ay
anyy
aany
eny
amy

Details for: baby

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

bby
baaby
babi
bay
babyy

Details for: bad

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

bbad
baad
bd
bed

Details for: ball

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

bal
balel
bball
balll
baall

Details for: being

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

baing
bbeing
beiing
baeing
bing
beig
beimg
beyng

Details for: bit

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

bt
bite
bid
biit

Details for: boat

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

boet
buat
booat
bboat
boath
bat

Details for: bought

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

boughtt
bbought
buught
boughte
bougt
bougght
booght
bouht

Details for: camp

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

kamp
ccamp
cemp
cap
cmp
camph
canp
caamp

Details for: dead

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

deed
dad
tead
daead
ded
deead

Details for: died

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

deid
diedd
did
diad
ded
diaed

Details for: doing

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

duing
dong
ddoing
doimg
doeng
dooing
doinng
doyng
doiing

Details for: each

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

aeach
eachh
eah
ech
eacch
eakh

Details for: ever

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

everr
evr
eveer
eever
eer
evver
aver

Details for: everything

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

everythhing
averything
everrything
everythingg
eerything
everytehing
eeverything
everyhting

Details for: face

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

fake
fae
facae
facce
phace
fface
faace

Details for: fast

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

fst
faast
fasth
fest
phast
fazt
faste

Details for: father

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

fathar
fathher
fatherr
fther
fathaer
fater

Details for: few

Phrase
Cormac has a few pets
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Misspelt versions of: few

fw
feww
faw
feew
fewh
faew

Details for: finally

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

finaally
finaly
finallyy
finallly
fially
finalely
finelly
fiinally

Details for: finished

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

fynished
finisshed
fenished
finishd
finishaed
fnished
finishad
finixhed

Details for: game

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

gane
gae
gaame
gama
gme

Details for: girl

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

gil
gerl
grl
ggirl
girle
gyrl

Details for: gone

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

ggone
gona
gne
gowne
gonae
goe
gonne
gome

Details for: ground

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

grund
gruund
groud
gruond
grond
grounnd
groundd
grownd

Details for: guard

Phrase
Frank is a guard dog
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Misspelt versions of: guard

guuard
gard
guarrd
gurd
guerd
guardd

Details for: hand

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

hamd
hhand
hnd
hend

Details for: happened

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

happenet
happenned
happaened
hhappened
heppened
happemed
happned
haphpened

Details for: happy

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

hapy
hapepy
happpy
haappy
haphpy
happyy

Details for: help

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

heelp
helpe
hellp
helpp
helph
hhelp
hep
hlp

Details for: hole

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

hoole
hhole
hol
hoe
hule
holee
hle

Details for: hot

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

ht
hhot
hott
hut

Details for: hour

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

hoour
huor
howr
huur
hhour
hor
hourr
hur

Details for: let

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

led
lat
llet
lt

Details for: look

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

lok
loook
leook

Details for: many

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

mani
manny
may
mny
mmany
manyy

Details for: money

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

monney
monei
monaey
noney
moneyy
momey
mony
mney

Details for: mother

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

mohter
nother
moother
mothar
muther
moter

Details for: myself

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

myselff
mysself
mysef
myyself
mself
miself
mmyself
myseelf

Details for: new

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

nw
naew
newh
mew
neew

Details for: parents

Phrase
Cormac made his parents breakfast
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Misspelt versions of: parents

perents
parets
pparents
parenths
parnts
parens
paremts
parentz
paents

Details for: picked

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

pycked
piked
pikked
pickked
pickhed
ppicked
piced
pickad

Details for: playing

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

playig
pllaying
playimg
pplaying
plaiing
paying
plying
playiing
phlaying
playyng

Details for: presents

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

prsents
presenths
peresents
presentss
ppresents
prexents
presends
phresents
presens

Details for: road

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

roed
roaad
rad
rod
roat
ruad
roadd

Details for: side

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

sede
sidee
zide
siide
sida
sidae
sde
sie
sidde

Details for: small

Phrase
Frank is a small dog
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Misspelt versions of: small

smal
ssmall
smll
smaall
zmall

Details for: sometimes

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

xometimes
sonetimes
sumetimes
sometimmes
sometemes
sometimex
somaetimes

Details for: soon

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

sooon
son
zoon
soom
ssoon
souldn

Details for: stay

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

xtay
say
stai
staay
ztay
stey
sty

Details for: stop

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

stup
sop
stp
ztop
stoop
xtop

Details for: swimming

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

swhimming
sswimming
swiimming
swwimming
swimmming
swimmng
swiming

Details for: tea

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

teaa
thea
ta
teea
dea

Details for: than

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

tthan
dhan
then
tan
tehan
thann

Details for: tried

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

treed
thried
tryed
ttried
tred
triet
treid
teried

Details for: under

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

undder
undar
undr
undaer
uner
unter

Details for: wait

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

waiit
weit
waith
waite
wit
whait

Details for: won

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

wun
wwon
wn
wown
woon

Details for: work

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

wrk
worc
wok
worrk
workh

Details for: world

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

wrld
worrld
word
wurld
worled
whorld
worlld
wworld