Why, then, are there words that always cause me problems? No matter how many times I look them up, I can never seem to remember how to spell them. Is it a mind block? Some wonky neuron firing in my brain? What is it about certain combinations of letters that eludes me?
And the troublesome words are, in no particular order (excuse me while I go look them up):
- Consistent: I always want to spelling this -ant for some reason
- Plumber: because that 'b' just doesn't look right!
- Independence: Along the way, I remember someone telling me that the ending is 'dance' and it stuck in my mind. Now I am scarred for life.
There are more but they're playing hard to get right now. I'll add to the list as I remember.
Does this happen to anyone else?