Spelling mistakes can be anything from a minor embarrassment to a failed exam. And actually, spelling is one area where native English speakers commonly make mistakes too. They can definitely make improvements! Since English is not phonetic, it takes years and years for native English speakers to learn how to spelling words correctly. And even when we finish school, there are often a few words that keep confusing us all the way through adulthood. 

Spelling is an area that often can be challenging for people with dyslexia. Spelling is not a sign of intelligence but sadly is often judged. Spelling is only one aspect of language knowledge but it is an obvious one so people may not know whether you understand the meaning of a word or not. But as soon as the word is misspelled people are quick to point it out. Spelling can, therefore, be a source of embarrassment. Difficulties with spelling can result in people simplifying their written language and therefore not reflect in their true vocabulary. 

6 spelling tips for adults


Number one knows the rules now within the English language there are lots of exceptions as well as knowing the rules is worth knowing. Some of the exceptions. So, for example, I before E except after C works for many words but it’s worth remembering that the word weird is weird and the rule doesn’t apply here. 


The number two study don’t work. Also known as sight words these are many of the most frequent words in the English language and make up about 50 percent of all text by over learning these. You will then be able to concentrate on spelling less frequent words. 


Number three recognize prefixes and suffixes when one two or three letters are added to the beginning of a word and change the meaning of the word in a consistent way. This is a prefix So for example re means to do something again renew region generate reiterate a suffix works in a similar way but is added to the end of a word. So, for example, e is added to a word means someone who performs an action teacher, dancer, helper.


 Number four read as often as you can see spellings become more familiar when you’re writing you’ll be able to spot more easily. Which words look right and which don’t. The key to reading is finding what you enjoy. Explore new things. Ask friends for recommendations but never be worried to give up on a book that isn’t for your reading should be about enjoyment. 


Number five. Research the origin of words the English language is a dramatic language that has been built up vocabulary from many different languages. Many of our words come from French because the Normans ruled England for several hundred years. 


Number six use technology from spell checkers to speech recognition. There is so much technology available it makes sense to use it alongside this learning to touch type can help with utilizing technology a program such as touch-type read and spell will help you to learn how to type effectively at the same time as increasing your reading and spelling knowledge to find out more about the touch-type read and spell program. And you’ll get at SpellQuiz lots of tips on how to increase spelling and other areas. 

So my adult spelling words tips to help you remember spellings and have fun with them, and use whatever works for you. By coming up with your own tricks it helps you remember them and the word. If you use any memory tricks to help with your spelling let me know in the comment below section.

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