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18 Sep
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SPELLING TIPS

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Spelling in our own language is sometimes hard for us to let alone another language. However, there are some tips that can be used to help improve your spelling.

Start with simple words:

Don’t think that learning difficult words can help you. On the other hand, it’s better to start with simpler and easier ones so you are less confused. Start off with basic words with a predictable letter pattern where the grammar is not abnormal.

 

Pronounce the word out loud, how it sounds like it should be pronounced:

Wednesday sounds like Wednesday, so instead of pronouncing it as such pronounce it Wed-Nez-day. This will help you remember how it is spelled.

 

 

Read a lot:

Reading is a great tool that helps you not only with your spelling but your grammar and vocabularies too. By reading a lot you have a constant picture of the words in your head that eventually is saved in your mind. After being sure about your spelling ask someone to test your spelling. If you can spell the words you learned correctly then move on to the more difficult ones.

 

Learn the pronunciation of letters put together:

Hoqe Qu, Th, Sh and Ch sound, amongst others. Knowing the different letters that together make one sound is important.

 

Have a constant spelling practice:

Don’t think that once or twice practicing is enough. Your learning to spell a word is an ongoing process and should not just be attempted a few times. Even once you have got a spelling, don't forget to revise it every so often, as you may forget it's spelling if it hasn't stuck in your head far enough.

 

In the end, let’s have some tricks and tips for spelling.

 

I before E except after C and when it sounds like "ay”:

Regular: Piece; Friend; Die

After C: Deceive; Receipt

Sounds Like "Ay": Neighbor; Weigh

 

English words that end in "y" become "ies" when pluralized:

Army: Armies

Bunny: Bunnies

 

In English, the letter Q is always followed by a U:

Frequent; Quiet; Quick; Equip

 

If a word ends in a short vowel sound and a single consonant, double that consonant when you add a suffix to that word:

Big: Bigger

Hog: Hogged

Bum: Bummed

Pen: Penned

 

When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. This means that when two vowels are touching in a word, the first one is the one you hear:

Coat; Wait; Coal; Foal

 

Words that end with an F sound always change their Fs to Vs when they become plural:

Knife: Knives

Life: Lives

Half: Halves

Wife: Wives


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Ahmadi

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