- Congratulations is correct.
- Congradulations is a common misspelling.
When something important and meaningful happens to someone, it’s nice to acknowledge it. But before we do, we need to double-check our spelling.
Congradulations vs. Congratulations—Which Is Correct?
There’s just one way to spell it, and that’s congratulations, with a T. This word came into English from Latin, where it was formed by combining the prefix com-, meaning “with,” to the root gratulari, meaning “give thanks” or “show joy.”
Congradulations, with a D, or congraduation, for that matter, is plain wrong:
There’s nothing wrong with making a spelling mistake here and there, as long as you notice it and correct it in time. And there are plenty of chances to make mistakes, so make sure you brush up on the spelling of other commonly misspelled words, like “occurred,” “separate,” and “forty.”