Commonly misspelled words (Easy)
Vocabulary points to take away:
When words have a letter g in them that is pronounced softly as /dʒ/, the word is always
spelt with an e after the g.
advantageous, ageing, changeable, encouragement, marriageable
There is a spelling rule that says i before e except after c, for example achieve, perceive.
It’s a good rule but there are spelt ei after other letters.
foreign, height, leisure, neighbour, weird
In British English, with verbs that end in a vowel before l or r, we double the final
consonants when we make them into past or continuous forms.
travel – travelled, travelling.
prefer – preferred, preferring.
There is only one l at the end of adjectives ending in -ful.
grateful, hopeful, skilful
Words that begin with an s, may have a silent c after the s.
scenery, science, scissors
The verb practise, is spelt -ise in British English. The noun is spelt -ice.
There are a lot of words that end in -ence or -ance, but they are pronounced exactly the
same. There is no rule for learning these.
experience, sequence, acceptance, balance
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