Spelling “Forty”

Forty is a commonly misspelled word. Many people know how to spell “four,” so they just add “ty” to the end of it to make “fourty.” However, the word “forty” does not have a “u” in it. 

Incorrect: My aunt is fourty years old.

Correct: He turned forty last week.

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By Patrice Riley

Patrice Riley is the pen name of Dr. Deborah Riley. She is a retired English professor that enjoys grammar, literature, and all things writing.

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