26 Nov Misspelling a Word can Completely Alter What You Wish to Say
Have you ever read an article and a typographical error gave the article a different meaning? This is why we should ensure we use correct spellings. Misspelling a word can completely alter what you wish to say.
What is with misspelling? Anyone should notice it was just an error. Well, there are times someone may not be able to tell the error. There are also times that others can pick out the error, but you may not like the outcome.
MISSPELLING A WORD CAN CHANGE ITS MEANING AND COMPLETELY ALTER WHAT YOU WISH TO SAY.
It is not always that you have a chance to explain spelling mistakes. There are occasions where spelling errors are spotted easily just from reading. However, there are also times when the error is not clear. This is often because the ‘new’ word has its meaning, which gives the sentence a whole new meaning that is correct and appropriate.
Unless you are hoping to win a prize or that your word will make the list of words that started as spelling mistakes, you have to watch your spelling. Misspellings can alter the meaning of a sentence.
There are some words when misspelled have a completely different meaning.
Misspelling these words can create gross misinformation, which can be hilarious, embarrassing, or costly. Have you considered what will happen if in an official document you mistakenly spell the word ‘peer’ as ‘pear’ or ‘pair’ or ‘pier’? Let’s see what that will look like-
Seeing the images says it all. So. Watch out for such words.
Other common examples are shown in the table below.
1. Hole and whole
2. Tail and tale
3. Rays and raise
4. Flower and flour
Summary of the Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
5. Maid and made
6. Fawn and faun
7. Peace and piece
8. Meet and meat
9. Jeans and genes
10. Chat and chart
Can you think of other words that fall in this category?
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February 1, 2021
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