Clever tricks for perfect spelling
If you’ve been tripped up by “embarrassed,” “necessary,” or “rhythm,” you’re not alone. Use these tips to never misspell these tricky words again.
Coffee is necessary
Spelling rules are a necessary part of proper grammar, and good old “necessary” definitely counts as a word that might give you pause when you’re trying to spell it. The C’s and S’s both make the exact same sound, so it’s hard to know where each goes (not to mention whether they’re double or single letters). When you need to use the word “necessary,” think about ordering one coffee with two sugars – one C, two S’s. This will be especially helpful for you if you’re someone for whom coffee is, indeed, necessary.
Eat your dessert
“Dessert” is a tasty treat; a “desert” is a dry, sandy stretch of land. Their meanings are different as can be, but they’re only one letter apart. Here’s a great way to know without a doubt which one belongs in your sentence: Remember that the kind of dessert you can eat has two S’s, just like a tasty “strawberry shortcake.”