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Do you like comfy chairs and modern mats in your accommodation?

Even if you don’t, it’s a good way to remember how to spell ‘accommodation’.

Comfy chairs’ reminds you of the double ‘c‘. (Accommodation).

Modern mats’ reminds you of the double ‘m‘. (Accommodation).

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  1. What a useful mnemonic. I hope these don’t die out from our reliance upon spell-check.

    Invisible Mikey

    24/04/2010 at 5:29 am

    • Hi, Mikey — thanks, I’m glad you found it useful. Despite spelling checks this is still a really common spelling mistake, written with one ‘c’ or one ‘m’.


      24/04/2010 at 5:38 am

  2. Thanks, Deborah. I’ve always had trouble with the spelling of that word. What a useful tip.


    01/05/2010 at 11:00 pm

    • You’re very welcome, timethief.


      02/05/2010 at 8:53 am

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