10 Golden rules on spelling correction in English Grammar

*Rule 1:

When the suffix “full” is added to a word, one “ L” is removed.
Faith + full = faithful

Use + full= useful

*Rule 2:

If the word to which the suffix “full” is added ends in “ll”, one “L” is removed from the word also.
Skill +full = skilful
Will + full= wilful

*Rule 3:

Words of two or three syllables ending in single vowel + single consonant double the final consonant if the last syllable is stressed. Eg-
Permit + ed = permitted
Occur + ing =occurring
Control + ed =controlled
Begin + ing = beginning

*Rule 4:

Consonant ‘L’ is doubled in the words ending in single vowel + “L” before a suffix beginning with a vowel eg.
Signal + ing = signalling
Repel + ent = repellent
Quarrel + ed = quarrelled

Travel + er = traveller

*Rule 5:

Words ending in silent “e”, drop the “e” before a suffix beginning with a voweleg.
Hope + ing = hoping
Live + ed = lived
Drive + er = driver
Tire + ing= tiring

*Rule 6:

If the suffix begins with a consonant “e” is not dropped e.g
Hope + full = hopeful
Sincere + ly= sincerely
True + ly = truly
Nine + th = ninth
Argue + ment = argument

*Rule 7:

A final “y” following a consonant changes to “i” before a suffix except “ing”. Eg.
Carry + ed = carried
Happy + ly = happily
Marry + age = marriage
Beauty + full = beautiful
Marry + ing = marrying
Carry + ing = carrying

*Rule 8:

A final “y” following a vowel does not change before a suffix. Eg:
Obey + ed = obeyed
Play + er = player
Pray + ed= prayed

*Rule 9:

When the suffix “ous” is added to a word ending in “ce”, “e” is changed to “i”.
Space + ous= spacious
Vice + ous= vicious
Malice + ous = malicious
Grace + ous= gracious

*Rule 10:

 When the suffix “ing” is added to a word ending in “ie”, “ie” is changed to “y”.
Lie + ing= lying
Die + ing = dying
Tie + ing= tying...


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