Conscious or Concious – How to Spell it Correctly

12.07.23 Spelling mistakes Time to read: 2min

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There are many terms in the English language that students frequently misspell. This may be because similar words in other languages are spelled differently, or the pronunciation of a word does not align with the spelling completely. One of the most commonly made spelling mistakes is made in the word “conscious.” This article will outline everything you need to know about it.

The correct spelling of “conscious”

The term “conscious” is solely used as an adjective and has only one correct spelling, as it originates from the Latin term “conscius.”

Correct spelling


Incorrect spelling


The word “conscious” is spelled correctly as C-O-N-S-C-I-O-U-S. A common misspelling of “conscious” is “concious.” This likely stems from the pronunciation of the word. When spoken, the ‘s’ in the middle often sounds like it’s not there, causing people to mistakenly omit it when spelling the word. It’s always important to double-cheque spelling and ensure that the right word is used in the correct context.


  • He was conscious of a faint, almost imperceptible, sound in the background.
  • She’s very conscious about her health and eats a balanced diet.
  • The player remained conscious even after the hard autumn.

Mnemonic for spelling “conscious”

Often it’s hard to remember the correct spelling of specific words. Fortunately, there’s a mnemonic for spelling “conscious” correctly, so it’s easier to remember for you.

Note: A mnemonic for spelling “conscious” correctly is the following sentence.

⇒ She was conscious of how she was going to scrape together enough money for the I O U’S

The correct spelling of “consciously”

The correct spelling of “consciously” is identical to the correct spelling of “conscious”. Since “consciously” is the adverb of “conscious”, you have to use the exact spelling with an “s” before the second “c”. In this case, as well, this is the only correct spelling.

Correct spelling


Incorrect spelling


As you can see, the spelling of “consciously” is identical. You just have to add the ending “-ly” because of its word form as an adverb.


  • She consciously decided to avoid dessert to maintain her diet.
  • Despite his fear, he consciously stepped forward to address the crowd.


The word “conscious” is spelled correctly as C-O-N-S-C-I-O-U-S, with an “s” before the second “c”.

“Consciously” is the adverb of “conscious.”

Example of using “consciously”: “The team consciously worked to make their workplace more environmentally friendly.”

The only correct spelling is “conscious” with an “s” before the “c”.

You can easily remember the correct spelling of the word “conscious” with the following sentence:

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