Learn to Spell: A High-school Book

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1916 - 144 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 7 - Words of one syllable, and words of more than one syllable with the accent on the last syllable, ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel...
Pàgina 13 - Words ending in y preceded by a consonant usually change the y to i before any suffix except one beginning with i.
Pàgina 18 - Nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding s...
Pàgina 18 - Words ending with silent e preceded by i drop the e and change the i to y before a suffix beginning with a vowel.
Pàgina 7 - Woolley's text, generally accepted as the first handbook, provided 13 spelling rules ("Words ending in silent e usually drop the e before a suffix beginning with a vowel," etc.) and a list of 134 words whose misspelling "should be avoided with particular care.
Pàgina 14 - Remember, i before e except after c, or when sounded as "a
Pàgina 19 - The following nouns ending in /, or fe, form the plural by changing their endings into ves : beef, beeves ; calf, calves ; elf, elves ; half, halves ; knife, knives ; leaf, leaves ; life, lives ; loaf, loaves ; self, selves ; sheaf, sheaves ; shelf, shelves ; thief, thieves ; wife, wives ; wolf, wolves.
Pàgina 13 - The following words drop the silent e before a suffix beginning with a consonant: duly, truly, wholly, argument, awful, nursling, wisdom, abridgment, acknowledgment, judgment, lodgment.
Pàgina 7 - ... words ending in y preceded by a vowel do not usually change the y to i.

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