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Mistakingly vs. Mistakenly: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 11, 2023
"Mistakingly" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "mistakenly." Mistakenly means in error or by mistake.

Which is correct: Mistakingly or Mistakenly

How to spell Mistakenly?

Mistakingly is Incorrect

Mistakenly is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "mistakenly" with similar adverbs ending in "-ly," like "suddenly."
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Dec 11, 2023
Note that "mistakenly" sounds more fluid than "mistakingly."
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Dec 11, 2023
Recall the base word "mistake" and add "nly" to form "mistakenly."
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Dec 11, 2023
Recognize the common adverbial "-ly" ending after "take" in "mistake."
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Dec 11, 2023
Visualize the word "mistake" and then add "-enly."
Huma Saeed
Dec 11, 2023
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Mistakenly Definitions

Mistakenly often indicates a decision or judgment made in error.
The location was mistakenly identified as safe.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023
Mistakenly can describe an action taken in error.
He mistakenly deleted the important file.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 23, 2023
Mistakenly refers to having a wrong belief or impression.
She mistakenly thought the meeting was tomorrow.
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Nov 23, 2023
Mistakenly describes something done by accident, not intentionally.
The email was mistakenly sent to the wrong person.
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Nov 23, 2023
Mistakenly implies a context of misunderstanding or misinterpretation.
The comment was mistakenly interpreted as rude.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023
Past participle of mistake.
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Nov 23, 2023
Wrong or incorrect in opinion, understanding, or perception.
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Nov 23, 2023
Based on error; wrong
A mistaken view of the situation.
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Nov 23, 2023
Wrongly, erroneously
I mistakenly assumed that the shop was still there.
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Nov 23, 2023
By accident, by mistake, in error without intention to do so
Today I mistakenly took your packed lunch to work.
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Nov 23, 2023
By mistake.
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Nov 23, 2023
In a mistaken manner;
He mistakenly believed it
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Nov 23, 2023

FAQs

What is the pronunciation of mistakenly?

Pronounced as "mis-TAY-ken-lee."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What is the verb form of mistakenly?

The verb form is "mistake."
Huma Saeed
Dec 11, 2023

What is the root word of mistakenly?

The root word is "mistake."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Which preposition is used with mistakenly?

Prepositions are not typically used directly with "mistakenly."
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Dec 11, 2023

Which conjunction is used with mistakenly?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used in sentences containing "mistakenly."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What is the plural form of mistakenly?

Adverbs don't have plural forms, so it's just "mistakenly."
Harlon Moss
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly a negative or positive word?

It's neutral, typically indicating an error.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Which vowel is used before mistakenly?

The vowel "e" is used before "mistakenly."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 11, 2023

Why is it called mistakenly?

It's called "mistakenly" because it derives from the word "mistake" with the adverbial suffix "-ly."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What is the singular form of mistakenly?

As an adverb, it doesn't have a singular or plural form; it remains "mistakenly."
Harlon Moss
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly a noun or adjective?

It's an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, neither a vowel nor a consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 11, 2023

Is the mistakenly term a metaphor?

No, it's not typically used as a metaphor.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in mistakenly?

The second syllable "tak" is stressed.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What part of speech is mistakenly?

It's an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly an adverb?

Yes, it is an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Is the word mistakenly imperative?

No, it's not imperative.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

How many syllables are in mistakenly?

There are four syllables.
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Dec 11, 2023

How do we divide mistakenly into syllables?

Divided as 'mis-tak-en-ly.'
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Dec 11, 2023

What is another term for mistakenly?

"Erroneously" or "inadvertently."
Harlon Moss
Dec 11, 2023

What is the third form of mistakenly?

The third form is "mistaken" (past participle of mistake).
Harlon Moss
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly a countable noun?

It's not a noun, so it's neither countable nor uncountable.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

What is the first form of mistakenly?

The first form is "mistake" (verb).
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Dec 11, 2023

How is mistakenly used in a sentence?

"He mistakenly believed that the office was open on weekends."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Which article is used with mistakenly?

Articles are not used with adverbs like "mistakenly."
Janet White
Dec 11, 2023

Is mistakenly an abstract noun?

No, it's not a noun at all.
Janet White
Dec 11, 2023

What is the opposite of mistakenly?

"Deliberately" or "intentionally."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 11, 2023

Which determiner is used with mistakenly?

Determiners are not typically used with adverbs like "mistakenly."
Janet White
Dec 11, 2023

What is the second form of mistakenly?

The second form is "mistook" (past tense of mistake).
Aimie Carlson
Dec 11, 2023
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