Spelling Grammar

Some words sound as if they have er at the end of them, even though they don’t. Here are a few examples:

  • doctor
  • calendar
  • grammar
  • horror

Many people come to this website through Google or some other search engine as a result of searching for grammer. If you are one of those people, please note that you are spelling the word wrong incorrectly. Grammar has “ar” at the end of it, not “er.” Nevertheless, you are still welcome here.

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10 Responses to Spelling Grammar

  1. Madeleine Isenberg says:

    So is it documentor or documenter? The first looks better, but MS office wants the second. Help!

  2. My dictionaries agree with MS Office: it’s “documenter.”
    Incidentally, “advisor” is listed as an acceptable variant of “adviser.”

  3. Francis says:

    I quote: “…please note that you are spelling the word wrong.” Since we are on the topic of grammar, I must point out that wrong is an adjective and not an adverb; I suggest using incorrectly in its place.

  4. Thanks for the comment, Francis. I must point out, however, that wrong may be used as an adverb as well as an adjective.
    From the American Heritage Dictionary:
    “ADVERB: 1. In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously. 2. In a wrong course or direction. 3. Immorally or unjustly: She acted wrong to lie. 4. In an unfavorable way.”

  5. Ha Nguyen says:

    Yes, i think so. “Wrong” can be used as an adj as well as an adverb.
    I’ve found out that this website is so informative for my terrible English. Tks u guys!

  6. Jim says:

    I would have said that you had used ‘wrong’ wrongly. Are the rules the same on that point in British English?

  7. I’m not sure, Jim. However, to allay any further anxiety on the issue, I’ve updated the entry to use “incorrectly” instead. Thanks, Francis, for the suggestion.

  8. Lynn says:

    How is FLY spelled in the phrase:
    Time flies by..
    my boss says it’s flys, I say it’s flies.

  9. Karl says:

    Hi Lynn. I say you’re correct. Time flies by.

  10. Josh says:

    I need words that will be almost impossible to guess in the game hangman. 🙂