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Part II: Some Basics of Style > Exercise # 1—Spelling

Chapter 4. Exercise # 1—Spelling

Are you a poor speller? Here’s an easy way to fix the proper spelling of a word in your mind. First, look up the problem word in the dictionary. Note that the word is broken down into syllables (psy•chol•o•gy). Look at the word; look at each syllable one at a time. Next say the word aloud, pronouncing each syllable (“sigh-kol-oh-gee”). Next, close your eyes and visualize the word in your mind’s eye. Again, say the word aloud. Finally, write the word correctly on a sheet of paper. If necessary, write the word several times.

The sentences below contain ten words commonly misspelled in business communication. Correctly spell the word in brackets. (Note: hyphens may or may not indicate missing letters.) Compare your answers with the correctly spelled words on the next page. Look up any words you misspelled. Memorize the correct spelling using the procedure outlined above.


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