Spelling Rules

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Tarade
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Spelling Rules
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2015-01-12 16:46:50
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Spelling Rules
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  1. ie and ei words
    i before e, except after c- or when sounded like a as in the words neighbor and weigh
  2. Suffixes for words ending in e
    If a word ends in a silent e and the added suffix begins with a consonant, then keep the letter e when adding the suffix.

    If a word ends in a silent e and the added suffix begins with a vowel, then drop the letter e when adding the suffix.
  3. Suffixes for words ending in y
    If a word ends with a y preceded by a vowel, keep the y when adding a suffix.

    If a word ends with a y and preceded by a consonant, change the y to an i before adding a suffix.
  4. Suffixes for words ending in a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern
    • In general, if a word has one syllable and ends with a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern, then double the final consonant before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.
    • (ex: bag + age = baggage)

    • In general, if a word has more than one syllable, but the accent is on the last syllable, then double the final consonant before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.
    • (ex: compel + ing = compelling)

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