Some Greek L2 spelling mistakes in English

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Vivian Cook

1400 Sample of Mistakes

Collected from essays by adult Greek students studying at English universities

  1. abstruct

  2. accomblish

  3. addmission

  4. admite

  5. (admit)

  6. advantadge

  7. affective (effective)

  8. affords (efforts)

  9. afrained (afraid)

  10. althouhg

  11. amasing

  12. an (on)

  13. anfortunatly

  14. aply (apply)

  15. aportunity

  16. apprach

  17. aquire

  18. attracs (attracts)

  19. avantage

  20. bachellor

  21. backrounds

  22. bare (bear)

  23. batcelor

  24. becase

  25. begause

  26. beleive

  27. bepent (depend)

  28. boldiest

  29. break (brick)

  30. by (my)

  31. cabable

  32. carefull

  33. carreer

  34. carrier (career)

  35. certificat

  36. challange

  37. choise

  38. choosed

  39. clean (clear)

  40. coinside

  41. colourfull

  42. commited

  43. comprehent

  44. concideration

  45. concisted

  46. conection,

  47. constists

  48. constracted

  49. continoue

  50. controll

  51. coprehent (comprehend)

  52. cources

  53. cours

  54. Crashen (Krashen)

  55. Creek (Greek)

  56. crussial

  57. cuccumbers

  58. curries (carries)

  59. de (be)

  60. decease (disease)

  61. decission

  62. declesion (declension)

  63. definately

  64. depentís (depends)

  65. derscribed

  66. descride (describe)

  67. devited

  68. dicided

  69. difference (different)

  70. dissappointment

  71. divition

  72. edecation

  73. edividually

  74. enadles (enables)

  75. engeneering

  76. enjoed

  77. enterprices

  78. enviroment

  79. euporean (European)

  80. examed

  81. exating (?exciting?)

  82. excpects

  83. exersices

  84. expantion

  85. explosure

  86. extenaly

  87. extend (extent)

  88. extend (extent)

  89. fancinated

  90. fear (fair

  91. fell (feel)

  92. fluenty

  93. forsee

  94. fourty-six

  95. frient

  96. fussional

  97. Gambridge

  98. generaly

  99. gognition

  100. goverment

  101. Grade Britain

  102. Greed
    (Greek)

  103. Gumberz (Gumperz)

  104. hipothesis

  105. hole (whole)

  106. hopped (hoped

  107. importand

  108. imposible

  109. impresed

  110. inconvinient

  111. indipendent

  112. interectants

  113. intergative

  114. intrest

  115. kinder-garden

  116. knew (new)

  117. labotaories,

  118. leasons

  119. leccons (lessons)

  120. lenght

  121. lessones

  122. maby (maybe)

  123. mooves

  124. morfological

  125. mousician

  126. musty-competence

  127. neccesary

  128. neccessarily

  129. neseccary

  130. niuns (nouns)

  131. now (how)

  132. oblidged

  133. observre

  134. ocassion

  135. ocured

  136. oportunities

  137. particullar

  138. patern

  139. patienec (patients)

  140. persent (percent)

  141. peticular (particular)

  142. powerfull

  143. practise (to practice)

  144. privite

  145. probable

  146. proffecional

  147. proffesional

  148. proffesors

  149. program

  150. programing

  151. programm

  152. propably

  153. prosupposes

  154. prounouns

  155. psycological

  156. puppetry (puberty)

  157. quiet (quite)

  158. realy

  159. realy

  160. reasearch

  161. reasponsible

  162. referrs

  163. reffers

  164. Rennaisance

  165. repetion

  166. reverce (revise)

  167. revoluzion

  168. sacrifisies

  169. same (some)

  170. sattisfaction;

  171. sceince

  172. schience

  173. sciencies

  174. scolarship

  175. seak

  176. seat (sit)

  177. seperated

  178. sistem

  179. site (cite)

  180. sould

  181. spacific

  182. specificely

  183. spetial  (special) p/j

  184. studing

  185. stydies

  186. succed

  187. successful

  188. taecher

  189. tasted (tested)

  190. tellecommunications

  191. the (they)

  192. theoritical

  193. thing (think)

  194. too (to)

  195. totaly

  196. tradicional

  197. traditionel

  198. trents (trends)

  199. univercity

  200. untill

  201. usualy

  202. were (where)

  203. wheather

  204. where (were)

  205. where (were)

  206. wich

  207. wiselly

  208. wolfs

  209. wrack (wreck)

  210. writeen

  211. writing

  212. Kolchester

  213. Reklaim

  214. Informacion

  215. Describtion

  216. Sigt (sight)

  217. Paralell

  218. dout (doubt)

  219. new (knew)

  220. steal (still)

  221. srink (shrink)