Quiz: Even PhDs Have Trouble Spelling All These Commonly Misspelled Words

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Are you a spelling superstar?

If you can spell all these difficult and often misspelled words without using any sort of spellcheck in this quiz, you might be smarter than a PhD!

 Jul 22, 2018
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Embarras
Embarrass
Emberrass
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Colly
Cooly
Coolly
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Neighbore
Neighbor
Neighboor
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Extream
Extreem
Extreme
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Iggnorance
Ignorence
Ignorance
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Congratulate
Congradulate
Congratdulate
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Fiery
Firy
Firey
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Omision
Omission
Ommission
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Promisse
Promiss
Promise
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Readable
Readible
Readabel
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Tommorow
Tommorrow
Tomorrow
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Upolstery
Upholstery
Upholstry
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Medival
Medieval
Medeval
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Bellwether
Bellweather
Bellwhether
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Differance
Difference
Differrence
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Acquit
Acquite
Aquit
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Camoflage
Camouflage
Camoflague
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Defiantly
Definately
Definitely
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Biziness
Business
Busyness
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Aparent
Apparent
Apparant
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Kernel
Kernal
Cernel
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Millenium
Milennium
Millennium
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Do you have a degree in English? Do you know the rules of spelling? Can you tackle commonly misspelled words with ease? Were you always a spelling bee champ? Are you a stickler for proper grammar? Do you teach English professionally or do you correct your friends spelling from time to time? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the quiz for you.

Many adults, even PhDs, struggle with spelling, and it's not because they weren't educated. Spelling correctly comes with years and years of practice, and its like with everything else—if you don't use it, you lose it. The internet, texting, and spellcheck have enabled us to get a little lazy with our spelling skills. While helpful and easy, these things have also stopped us from practicing spelling skills the old school way and we sometimes struggle to remember words that are notoriously difficult. If you're a good speller in today's technical age, pat yourself on the back—the skill is getting harder and harder to master.

Test yourself to see if your degree has paid off in the spelling department. Good luck!