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    I don't have any idea of the word, but I think it's always funny to see some of the mistakes people have made, i.e. experience in the pubic relations department (my, what a difference an "l" makes...).

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    bman,

    Good try but "use" isn't the word.

    Another BIG hint. All three of the words I mentioned begin with the letter "L".

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    Originally posted by Ian Glass
    i.e. experience in the pubic relations department (my, what a difference an "l" makes...).


    I give up - looked through 'L' in dictionary - hmphhh.

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    Lead - led - ???

    Perhaps?

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    Mark T.

    That's it!

    The word most often misspelled is "led". People substitute "lead" for "led", as the past tense of lead. The word is used frequently on resumes to describe leadership experience.

    One example might be: I have lead many database projects for my company.

    I think because it is pronounced the same as "lead" the metal, which is spelled the same as the present tense of the word "lead", it's a mind/word association thing.

    toh, "there" for "their" and vice versa is also a common mistake.

    Personally, I would be lost without a grammar/spell checker in addition to sight checks. I'm certainly no perfect speller!

    Now, everyone go promptly and check your resumes!

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    Wow, it took me a while with the dictionary, but I did it .

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    I don't have a resume

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    Originally posted by TechSited
    I give up - looked through 'L' in dictionary - hmphhh.
    Originally posted by allie
    The word most often misspelled is "led". People substitute "lead" for "led", as the past tense of lead. The word is used frequently on resumes to describe leadership experience.
    Told you it was under "L".

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    There is no time like the present to put one together, if you think you will be in the market for a job any time soon.

    Bet you don't misspell led!

    Other commonly misspelled words on resumes are: commit/commitment/committed/committing. They are misspelled in various ways usually with mistakes on the double or single "t" or "m".

    Have to check these myself.

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    ian glass,

    Close but no cigar. Loved your example of the misplaced "l"!

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    lol @ cigar. Have you been doing some independant research, allie?

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    techsited,

    Independent research? If you mean about the most misspelled words on resumes, no research, just personal observation from having read so darn many of them. I had to correct all the mistakes too. That made them stick in my mind.

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    poeple should use there dicitonarys! i'm better then all of yuo because your all to stupid!
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    I don't think it is sitepoints fault. I know personally I type in forums and email far different then writing in an essay. I don't use strict form and tend to shorten everything to the smallest denominator. My friends hate receiving email from me because of this reason. It has taken me 20 years of online mailing and bbsing to perfect 'online shorthand'.

    I also know that being from canada colour is spelled colour. However than the the programming languages in the world I have started using color far more often. It is becomming habit. oops...
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