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“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

List of Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar:

Rule 1:  When the suffix “full” is added to a word, one “ I” is removed.

Eg:

  • Use + full= useful
  • Faith + full = faithful

Rule 2: If the word to which the suffix “full” is added ends in “ll”, one “I” is removed from the word also.

Eg:

  • Will + full= wilful
  • Skill +full = skilful

Rule 3:  Words of two or three syllables ending in a single vowel + single consonant double the final consonant if the last syllable is stressed.

Eg:

  • Permit + ed = permitted
  • Control + ed =controlled
  • Occur + ing =occurring
  • Begin + ing = beginning

Rule 4:  Consonant ‘I’ is doubled in the words ending in a single vowel + “I” before a suffix beginning with a vowel

Eg:

  • Quarrel + ed = quarrelled
  • Travel + er = traveller
  • Signal + ing = signalling
  • Repel + ent = repellent

Rule 5: For words ending in silent “e”, drop the “e” before a suffix beginning with a vowel

Eg:

  • Live + ed = lived
  • Drive + er = driver
  • Tire + ing= tiring
  • Hope + ing = hoping

Rule 6: If the suffix begins with a consonant “e” is not dropped

Eg:

  • Sincere + ly= sincerely
  • Hope + full = hopeful

But,

  • Nine + th = ninth
  • Argue + ment = argument
  • True + ly = truly

Rule 7:  A final “y” following a consonant changes to “i” before a suffix except “ing”.

Eg:

  • Marry + age = marriage
  • Beauty + full = beautiful
  • Carry + ed = carried
  • Happy + ly = happily

But,

  • Carry + ing = carrying
  • Marry + ing = marrying

Rule 8:  A final “y” following a vowel does not change before a suffix.

Eg:

  • Pray + ed= prayed
  • Obey + ed = obeyed
  • Play + er = player

Rule 9: When the suffix “out” is added to a word ending in “ce”, “e” is changed to “i”.

Eg:

  • Malice + ous = malicious
  • Grace + ous= gracious
  • Space + ous= spacious
  • Vice + ous= vicious

Rule 10: When the suffix “ing” is added to a word ending in “ie”, “ie” is changed to “y”.

Eg:

  • Die + ing = dying
  • Tie + ing= tying
  • Lie + ing= lying

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