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
#3001 sending send
#3002 she's she was
#3003 After When
#3004 paid pay
#3005 stated states
#3006 Last Lastly
#3007 character characters
#3008 win won
#3009 world wide worldwide
#3010 as well either
#3011 fall falls
#3012 obtain obtained
#3013 developing develop
#3014 send be sent
#3015 write wrote
#3016 surrounding surroundings
#3017 would is
#3018 back up back-up
#3019 medications medication
#3020 terrorist terrorists
#3021 at the in
#3022 sever severe
#3023 and therefore Therefore
#3024 posses possess
#3025 there're there are
#3026 space spaces
#3027 observation observations
#3028 bring brought
#3029 managed manage
#3030 complimentary complementary
#3031 reduces reduce
#3032 someone someone's
#3033 txt text
#3034 screen screens
#3035 station stations
#3036 suppose is supposed
#3037 begging beginning
#3038 them themselves
#3039 21th 21st
#3040 discuss discussion
#3041 making to make
#3042 and with With
#3043 too so
#3044 4 4th
#3045 I If
#3046 describes described
#3047 Would Are
#3048 upon on
#3049 as it It
#3050 this ! This
#3051 calls called
#3052 matters matter
#3053 it is are
#3054 colours colors
#3055 apologise apologize
#3056 looked look
#3057 Is Can
#3058 see seen
#3059 table tables
#3060 officer officers
#3061 call calling
#3062 Dr doctor
#3063 are is the
#3064 when and
#3065 challenge challenged
#3066 expect except
#3067 practices practice
#3068 show showing
#3069 You : you
#3070 coworker co-worker
#3071 am morning
#3072 contribute contributes
#3073 : the The
#3074 and some Some
#3075 2pm 2 pm
#3076 receive receives
#3077 off of on
#3078 6 6th
#3079 travel traveling
#3080 having with
#3081 accept accepts
#3082 although even though
#3083 theirs their
#3084 also as well
#3085 dimension dimensions
#3086 produce produces
#3087 push pushed
#3088 complete completing
#3089 said to told
#3090 lots of many
#3091 subjected subject
#3092 belongs belong
#3093 improvement improvements
#3094 in depth in-depth
#3095 last lasts
#3096 easy easier
#3097 writings writing
#3098 run runs
#3099 whose who's
#3100 like as though