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10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar

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*10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar*

 

*#Rule_1:* When the suffix “full” is added to a word, one “ I” is removed.

Faith + full = faithful

Use + full= useful

 

*#Rule_2:* If the word to which the suffix “full” is added ends in “ll”, one “I” 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 + “I” 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

But,

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

But,

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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