Plagiarism Checker, Plagiarism Checker or Plagiarism Checker?

Mike Deep • September 3, 2015

Are you searching for plagarism checker? Or plagirism checker? Or, maybe, plagerism checker Is that how you spell plagiarism? Is that right, or is the word spelled plagarism? Perhaps it’s spelled “plagerism checker” or could it be plagirism checker?” It’s a word that’s often misspelled, even in places where you wouldn’t expect it.

Let’s look at the ways you can be sure you’re spelling it right. First, here are the most common misspellings.

Plagerism checker

It looks almost right and it certainly sounds right when you say it, but “plagerism” is wrong. The “e” could make the “g” before it a hard g, which would make another word altogether.

Remember that “ge” is not in plagiarism. So plagerism checker is misspelled.

Plagarism checker?

It’s hard to tell whether this one is closer to right or farther away. Whichever way you see it, it’s not right. There is not “ga” in plagiarism, either. So plagarism checker is not correct as well.

Plagirism checker?

Finally, one more word that’s almost plagiarism, but isn’t. This one may not even look right if you pay attention, and it isn’t.

Plagiarism checker

This is the proper spelling of the word.

The letters right after the “g” are the most problematic and the ones that cause confusion in the examples above.

Why Do We Misspell It?

One reason plagiarism is so often misspelled is that there is an unexpected letter in the middle of it. The English language is made up of many languages, but some forms are very common. When that form is changed, it’s very easy to become confused. Since the mind doesn’t read every letter of every word, when you’re reading it you may not even notice the extra letter. If you don’t see it, you don’t write it.

The letters right after the “g” are the most problematic and the ones that cause confusion in the examples above. Generally speaking, only one letter is used to spell a short vowel sound in English and sloppy pronunciation is often the way we hear it. Plagiarism actually has four syllables, so if it’s said properly, spelling becomes easier.

Notice that it has ten letters while the others only have nine, so no plagarism checker, no plagirism checker, and no plagerism checker. Counting letters don’t always ensure proper spelling, of course, but in this case, it helps.

Etymology of Plagiarism

Plagiarism comes from the Latin word “plagiarius” which means kidnapper or thief. When you look at the Latin word, it’s easy to see the English evolution of it. Of course, most of us don’t read or speak Latin, but just knowing that the word has evolved from Latin may help us understand the more peculiar form of spelling.