Okay, sit up straight and pay attention ASF students. This thread is all about reliving those horror days....school.... aarrghhhhh....
I've jotted down some quick notes on spelling. I'll post some info on punctuation down the track.
Please feel free to add contributions.
Remember those that contribute a rule or two will be exempt from having to spell correctly on this forum again
Adding Suffixes (letters placed at the end of a word to make a new word eg:climb + 'ed' becomes climbed)
when a one-syllable word has two vowels (a,e,i,o,u), or ends in two consonants (the rest of the alphabet), just add the suffix.
sprain - sprained break - breakage
spear - speared hear - hearing
When a one-syllable word has only one vowel, double the final consonant.
scar - scarred star - starring
trek - trekking shop - shopping
Drop the 'e' to add 'ing'
if the word ends in a single 'e' then the 'e' is usuall dropped to add 'ing'
scare - scaring file - filing
lose - losing smile - smiling
Endings in 'able'
If the word is recognisable on its own, the ending will more often then not be 'able'
obtain - obtainable pay - payable
break - breakable afford - affordable
saying that, if the word is NOT recognisable on its own, the endings will be 'ible'
aud - audible poss- possible
terr - terrible elig - eligible