Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: blame derives from the Latin form blasphemare, which used to have a negative connotation as it meant to speak with no respect about sacred things. However, it entered English from the Old French, in which it had the form blasmer and used to mean to criticize or to condemn. In modern English blame functions either as a verb or noun.

Definition of blame:
1. verb – to make someone or something responsible for some bad things,
You can’t blame your parents for the bad decisions you’ve taken.
2. noun – a situation in which you think that someone or something is responsible for a bad thing,
The government put the blame for the flooding on the weather, but I think they simply didn’t take any preventive measures.

Collocations with blame:
Some common collocations with blame include: be widely blamed for something, lay the blame at somebody’s door, share the blame;
The city authorities are widely blamed for the poor condition of the sewage system.
He tried to lay the blame at my door, but I didn’t let that happen.
We worked on it together so you need to share the blame for the failure of the project.

Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: the pronunciation of the word blame makes many English users confused when it comes to the spelling of the word as it may suggest that blame functions the same way as, for example, claim. As a result, a common mistake is to spell blame as blaim, which is wrong.