SPELLING MISTAKES YOU SHOULD KNOW

I discovered that many writers/people make these spelling mistakes. Sometime this month, I was proofreading some clients’ works and noticed most of these misspellings:

Pronunciation✔Pronounciation❌
Renunciation✔Renounciation❌
A godsend✔A godsent❌
A godsent rain✔A godsend rain❌
Calendar✔Calender❌
Calender✔Calendar❌
Irresistible✔Irresistable❌
Occasion✔Occassion❌
Siege✔Seige❌
Tomorrow✔Tommorrow❌
Truly✔Truely❌
Duly✔Duely❌
Until✔Untill❌
Tattoo✔Tatoo❌
Necessary✔Neccessary❌
Receive✔Recieve❌
Believe✔Beleive❌
Argument✔Arguement❌
Definitely✔Definately❌
Fascinating✔Facinating❌

• Now let’s take another look at what I did there:

A GODSEND✔A GODSENT❌
A GODSENT RAIN✔A GODSEND RAIN❌
CALENDAR✔CALENDER❌
CALENDER✔CALENDAR❌

GODSEND and GODSENT. Correct spellings.
CALENDAR and CALENDER. Correct spellings.

But these words shouldn’t be used interchangeably; they mean different things.

                       GODSEND

• Godsend is a noun which means a thing, person or event that happens unexpectedly, especially at a time when it is needed, as if sent by God.

Examples:
• Her coming here was a Godsend.
• His gift of money was a Godsend.
• My girlfriend is such a Godsend because she always inspires me to do my best.

                       GODSENT

• Godsent is an adjective that means sent by God or as if by God; unexpectedly beneficial.

Examples:
• This money is a godsent gift.
• His coming into my life is godsent.
• This is a godsent rain.

                      CALENDAR 

• Calendar as a noun means a chart, series of pages or device showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, or giving particular seasonal information.

Examples:
• Jide keeps staring at the Calendar on the wall.
• Mom said every phone has a Calendar.

• Calendar as a verb means to enter (something) in a calendar or timetable.

Examples:
• I think it’s best to calendar the meeting today.
• Let’s calendar some of this week’s activities.

                      CALENDER

• Calender as a noun means a machine in which cloth or paper is pressed by rollers or plates to glaze and smooth it or to thin into sheets.

Examples:
• Mrs Kamara says we need a Calender for this material.
• I bought a Calender to smooth this fabric.

• Calender as a verb means to press in a calender.

Examples:
• Mrs Kamara says we need to calender this fabric first.
• Should we calender this material first?

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps. Feel free to drop your questions.

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