Spelling tricks for tricky words, ed. 4

forty

[fawr-tee]

noun

  1. a cardinal number, ten times four

adjective

  1. amounting to 40 in number

Definition from Dictionary.com

Misspelled as: fourty

Trick: naughty forty has no ‘u’, or, when I am four, I need ‘u’, when I am fourteen, I still need ‘u’, when I am forty, I no longer need ‘u’.


ninety

[nahyn-tee]

noun

  1. a cardinal number, ten times nine

adjective

  1. amounting to 90 in number

Definitions from Dictionary.com

Misspelled as: ninty

Trick: say nine-ty, not nin-ty, so putting an ‘e’ on the end of ‘nine’ makes the ‘i’ say its name.


millennium

[mi-len-ee-uh m]

noun

  1. a period of 1,000 years

Definition from Dictionary.com

Misspelled as: milenium, millenium, milennium, melenium, malenium

Trick: a millennium is so large, you have enough time to write two ‘l’s and two ‘n’s.

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