Tips for the Correct Spelling of Words

Incorrect spelling of words on a uke sign

Look what happens when you don't learn the correct spelling of words! If you’re reading this page, chances are you want to improve your English. Or maybe you want to help someone else. That's why we're here!

Choose the tools that are most helpful for your specific needs. We have lists of homonyms, frequently misspelled words, and lots more.

By the way, there are two correct spellings for Betsy's instrument: ukelele and ukulele. (You can also find Betsy Fisher and her ukelele/ukulele on

Wacky Word Spelling - See more examples of misspellings. Share photos and examples of your own!

102 frequently misspelled words:  Study this list to boost your spelling abilities. Everybody has a few spelling glitches!

Online Spelling Games - Check your knowledge of correct homonym usage with this one. Simple to play. Great for upper elementary, middle school, high school, college students, and anyone who needs to brush up on this important skill.

Troublesome Homonyms Explained, Part 1:  Improve spelling skills by choosing the correct homonym. Definitions and examples included for homonyms beginning with A - P.  Free pdf.  

Troublesome homonyms Explained, Part 2:  Here's more spelling help with homonyms. If your/you’re ever to/too confused to use the correct homonym, print out this free, handy reference tool! Homonyms beginning with P - Y.

Spelling numbers: Free printable chart makes spelling numbers a breeze. We've included helpful tips for numbers that are especially problematic. For all ages.

Merriam-Webster Dictionaries - Read a brief history of this authoritative name in the world of dictionaries. Find links to the company's most popular editions. See some of my favorite dictionaries in this collection.

Dictionery or Dictionary?   A quick quiz to check your knowledge of the correct spelling for 25 words.

Dictionary Spelling:  We answer the question, "How can you find a word in the dictionary to check its spelling, if you don’t know how to spell it?"  

Everyday spelling skills: We cover 5 quick, but important, pointers for the correct spelling of words.

Correct name spelling: Learn how to find and remember the correct name spellings for important people in your life.

Spelling of first names: Work through the best spelling of names for your unborn child.

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