Spelling Guidelines for the Orthographically Challenged

6/20/01


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Spelling Guidelines for the Orthographically Challenged

English spelling is a challenge

i before e, except after c

Retain or drop the final e?

Except for . . .

Retaining the e after c or g

Doubling a final consonant

Two-syllable word

English Dirty Trick #376

English Dirty Trick #258

When does y change to i?

Except for . . .

Retain all letters in root word

Endings to drive you crazy

Stationary or stationery?

Endings that stupefy and mystify

Good spelling: desirable and feasible

Add -ible

Some Final Advice . . .

Author: Celia Elliott

Email: cmelliot@uiuc.edu

Home Page: http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/People/Staff/Celia/