In this lesson we're looking at what happens when we join all, till, full to words.

In my other lesson and video about full we learned that when we add full to the end of a word we drop one 'L'.(Only Use Full When Full - click here to go to the lesson)

use+ full = useful, helpful, beautiful, hopeful, painful, grateful...

We also drop the 'L' when we add full to the beginning of a word as in
full + fill = fulfil (we also drop the 'l' in fill) fulfilment but fulfilled, fulfilling
American English keeps the 'l' in fill = fulfill, fulfillment, fulfilled, fulfilling)

Dropping one 'L' also occurs when we add all and till to words.
Un + till = until

We can use till on its own.
Until and till mean the same thing but till is more informal.

When we add all to the beginning of words we drop the 'L"

all + so = also
all+most = almost
alright  ( all right as two words is used in formal/business English)

*altogether (note that altogether and all together do not mean the same thing. Altogether means 'in total', as in there are six bedrooms altogether
whereas all together means 'all in one place' or 'all at once', as in it was
good to have a group of friends all together, they came in all together.

spelling tests

Let's do a spelling test. There are 6 sentences. As usual I'll read the sentence at regular speed then slow down.

Don't worry about mistakes, just try the spelling.

When You've finished check your spelling letter by letter. The answers are below.

happy woman


1. I'm always grateful when it's a beautiful day.

2. I stopped going to the gym altogether.

3. Although I don't have much money I always try and be happy.

4. My manager is always in an awful mood until all his tills are full.

5. I felt ill yesterday but I'm alright now.

6. I won't be fulfilled until I can spell well and write almost perfectly.

How did you do?   Remember you can keep coming back to this lesson - practice makes perfect.  

Do the word search below (might work on tablets) or if it doesn't load click this link adding al,till,full word search