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LEARN ENGLISH: GREAT SPELLING RULES

As you Learn English, you will see that to learn English spelling is not always easy, for foreign students or even for Americans!

Here are some simple spelling rules for some familiar problems as you learn English spelling:

1) “I-E” or “E-I”?
If the word is pronounced “ee,” it is usually “I-E,” with some important exceptions.

When American children learn English spelling in school, they all learn this little poem:
“I” before “E,” except after “C” or when sounded like “AY” as in neighbor or weigh.

That’s why “believe” is spelled one way and “receive” is spelled the other.

But all rules need exceptions, right?  Learn English exceptions as you learn English rules!
Neither leisure nor their weird foreign caffeine helped them seize the height.

2) WORDS ENDING IN “FUL”

Avoid this easy trap!  The word “full”  has two “L”s.  However, when -ful is added to the end of another word (as a suffix), it has only one “L.” Examples are:  joyful, beautiful, plentiful, faithful.

3) WORDS ENDING IN “Y”

When a word ends in “Y,” that letter becomes an “I” when other syllables are added to the end.  For example:  Happy/happiness; beauty/beautifullovely/lovelinesslonely/loneliness;  silly/silliness.

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