Common mistakes in English

Over the last few years, we have corrected millions of words in the texts we have processed. Here, we present a list of common mistakes that we have found. The list is sorted according to the frequency with which we corrected the phrase. Not all corrections are present due to privacy concerns.

Position Before After
#12201 miss understanding misunderstanding
#12202 chain chains
#12203 laughs laughed
#12204 Note Please note
#12205 wave waive
#12206 difference contrast
#12207 get collect
#12208 students’ student's
#12209 e mail e-mail
#12210 qualified qualify
#12211 meat ball meatball
#12212 wsa was
#12213 distant distance
#12214 I’ve Lately I've
#12215 psychologist psychologists
#12216 names name's
#12217 guard house guardhouse
#12218 timeslot time slot
#12219 defences defenses
#12220 mr saml surges Mr Sam'l Surges
#12221 this thus
#12222 : she She
#12223 Date Date/Time
#12224 highly high
#12225 know aware
#12226 music musical
#12227 front –end front-end
#12228 attache attach
#12229 so for For
#12230 excellent excellence
#12231 where we're
#12232 up to date up-to-date information
#12233 lack lacks
#12234 and therefore
#12235 it's they're
#12236 As an An
#12237 wakeup wake up
#12238 gain gains
#12239 lest least
#12240 a called
#12241 first born firstborn
#12242 educating educate
#12243 drink drinking
#12244 how How do
#12245 I know I've known
#12246 the climatic climate
#12247 have that
#12248 Plan The plan
#12249 well made well-made
#12250 against that for the
#12251 30min 30 minutes
#12252 poets poet's
#12253 Delay A delay
#12254 awared aware of the
#12255 but though
#12256 meeting met
#12257 was telling told
#12258 examines examined
#12259 tendency tendencies
#12260 follow follows :
#12261 through thorough
#12262 comparison comparisons
#12263 – it It
#12264 to against
#12265 researcher researcher's
#12266 hero heroes
#12267 coming came
#12268 prison prisons
#12269 done do
#12270 woks works
#12271 mantioned mentioned
#12272 and with the
#12273 I can to
#12274 in to into the
#12275 We have We've
#12276 Recently I recently
#12277 sculpture sculptures
#12278 ones those
#12279 clock o'clock
#12280 me was I were
#12281 Melanie Melanie's
#12282 spread spreading
#12283 inquired enquired
#12284 $ 300 $300
#12285 starting beginning
#12286 bust best
#12287 lektor letter
#12288 assume assumed
#12289 presents presented
#12290 particular unique
#12291 enter entering
#12292 coming to come
#12293 where during which
#12294 A some Some
#12295 negotiated negotiation
#12296 and It was
#12297 groupmate group mate
#12298 is : Is
#12299 connect contact
#12300 abilities the ability