How to Spell “Forty”

Spelling ‘forty’ as ‘fourty’ is a common mistake, possibly due to the pronunciation of the word.

As a result, many often spell it with an additional ‘u’ from the word ‘four’. Next time you spell ‘forty’, remember that it doesn’t come with a ‘u’.


See if you can spot the mistake below:

Man: Your mother is fourty years old.

Boy: Mother is forty years old? How can that be?

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