Bad spellings can ruin your career. You will end up losing marks in every exam and a resume/ SOP with misspellings will never serve its purpose. Here are a few common misspellings you should avoid.

1) THEIR , THEY’RE , THERE

THEIR - meaning it owns something, belongs to someone. Eg. It is their house.

THERE : refers to a place, idea, action, abstract . Eg. There are many ways to do it

THEY’RE : short for ‘they are’ . Eg. They're going to be late

2) LOSE , LOOSE

Lose - opposite of win

Loose - Opposite of tight

3) YOUR, YOU’RE

YOUR : Like their, refers possession

YOU’RE : like They’re. short for ‘you are’ (informal usage). You’re going to do this. You’re adorable. Formal usage - you are

4) ITS, IT’s

ITS : indicates possession . Its thick shell protects it.

IT’S : short for ‘it is’ . It's not considered appropriate to wear pajamas tow ork.

5) EFFECT , AFFECT

EFFECT : (noun) result, change that occurred . Eg.The movie had a strong effect on me. What effects will reducing the budget have on sales?

AFFECT : (verb) influence, cause . The early rains will affect the crop

Eg. The Internet can affect the minds of youngsters. Internet has both good and bad effects.

6)WEATHER , WHETHER

WEATHER - summer, rain, sunshine etc  Eg. The weather today is so good.

WHETHER - this or that. Eg. I dont know whether I should choose Biology or Physics as my subject

7) THEN, THAN

THEN - denotes time. Eg. We went to the hotel and THEN to the mall.

THAN - used for comparison. Eg. I like the fur coat better THAN the suede one. The weather today is colder than usual.

8) COMPLIMENT , COMPLEMENT

COMPLIMENT - praise/flattery. Eg. He complimented my new dress

COMPLEMENT - something that completes or is an add on to something. Eg. The book will be a good complement to his collection.

9) STATIONERY , STATIONARY

STATIONERY - pens, pencils, books etc

STATIONARY- fixed in one place

What is the misspelling that pisses you off the most?


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