A: Accommodate. It’s large enough to accommodate two Cs and two Ms.
B: Believe. “I before E except after C” has some exceptions, but you better believe it’s true here!
C: Commitment. Commit yourself to remembering there’s only one double letter here.
D: Definitely. This word never drops the “e” in any tense.
E: Embarrass. You’ll never be embarrassed by this word if you remember that it carries two Rs and two Ss.
F: Foreign. Sometimes meaning “different,” remember that it’s different from most “I before E except after C” words.
G: Gauge. The “a” and the “u” are in alphabetical order.
H: Harass. If you can remember that the word is too short to harass you, you can remember to use the short spelling – that’s one R instead of two.
I: Its/It’s. Possessive forms in English vary based on the word. But contractions are always the same, so “it’s” always means “it is.”
J: Judgment. We won’t judge you for spelling it “judgement” as it’s considered correct in some cases, but the proper spelling excludes the “e.”
K: Knowledge. You know you’re at the ledge, so walk away, because you’ve got the right spelling.
L: License. “C” comes before “s” alphabetically and in this word.
M: Misspell. “Mis” + “spell” = the right spelling!
N: Neighbor. This is a tricky one that is best to outright memorize.
O: Occurrence. The “c” and the “r” both occur twice.
P: Pastime. There’s only one “s” here.
Q: Quizzes. You don’t want to have an extra quiz on commonly misspelled English words, but you do want to have an extra “z” in “quizzes”.
R: Receive. “I before E except after C.”
S: Separate. Separate the vowels here: Es outside, As inside.
T: There/their/they’re. Memorize the meanings of these commonly misspelled English words.
U: Until. Keep going until the first L, then stop!
V: Visible. No “A” visible in this word!
WXYZ: Weird. This is a weird exception to “I before E except after C.”
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