shorty - doubling up longer words

beginner, forgetting, equipped, preferred, regrettable...

In this simplified shorty lesson, we're looking at the 1:1:1 doubling up rule for longer words.

Shorty - drop the 'e' with -ing

Look at these words with the magic 'e' silent 'e' at the end,

Shorty - magic 'e' silent 'e'

Read and notice the first column words have a short vowel sound, and the second column with the silent 'e' at the end have a long vowel sound.

Adding -ly

slowly, possibly, uneasily, lovely, gently, beautifully, basically, definitely

In this lesson we're looking at rules such as dropping or keeping the 'e' with ly, when there's a double l + ly, and changing y to i + ly

-ck and -ke endings

Which one is correct?
He was quacking with fear.
He was quaking with fear.

Spelling Rules Workbook

Spelling Rules Workbook - a step-by-step guide to English spelling

Spelling Rules Workbook
a step-by-step guide to the rules of English spelling
(suitable for British and American users)

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