a collection of common mistakes which even native speakers make
WRONG RIGHT
one axie, two axis one axis, two axes
one serie, two series one series, two series
one specie, two species one species, two species
one parenthesie, two parenthesis one parenthesis, two parentheses
per say per se
noone no one
x modulus y x modulo y
the modulo is y the modulus is y
modulo arithmetic modular arithmetic
no historical precedence no historical precedents
operator precedents operator precedence
a solution derives here a solution is derived here
apply arguments to a function apply a function to arguments
an historic event a historic event
hence why hence
to loose something to lose something
lose lips sink ships loose lips sink ships
first priority top priority
another alternative the/an alternative
she was effected by the loss she was affected by the loss
a new law has been affected a new law has been effected
in principal in principle
the principle cause the principal cause
could/should/would of could/should/would have
far and few in between few and far between
similarily similarly
ameshed enmeshed
pneumonic 3-letter code mnemonic 3-letter code
amount of items number of items
"abacus" has 5 unique letters "abacus" has 5 distinct letters
legend says it legend has it
9 soldiers were taken prisoners 9 soldiers were taken prisoner