A Spelling Review for Preparatory Schools and High Schools: Based on a Study of the 775 Words Most Frequently Misspelled in College Entrance Examinations in English

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J. A. Lester, 1920 - English language - 57 pages
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Page 24 - No dissyllable (even if it ends in one consonant preceded by one vowel) doubles the last letter on receiving an affix, unless the accent of the word is on its final syllable : thus " differ " (although it terminates in one consonant, and that final consonant is preceded by only one vowel) remains unchanged throughout, because it is not accented on the last syllable:
Page 20 - ... vowel, doubles the final consonant when a suffix beginning with a vowel is added: mad, madder; compel, compelling (but compels); occur, occurrence, occurred (but occurs).
Page 4 - I do not think its value can be exaggerated, because it gives you the means of training the young in attention and accuracy, which are the two things in which all mankind are more deficient than in any other mental quality whatever.
Page 10 - ... nobody some one 4. Write solid compound personal pronouns: itself themselves oneself 5. Write solid derivative prepositions: alongside upon into within 6. Write solid the following points of the compass and their derivatives: northeast southeast northwest southwest (northeaster) (southwesterly) 7. Write the hyphen with two or more words used together as a single adjective preceding its noun : blood-red gray-haired gold-rimmed up-to-date 8. Write the hyphen in place of and when you write a number:...
Page 9 - ... rearrange, review there: thereby, therein through, thorough: thoroughfare, throughout to: together, toward, today un: unnerved, unnecessary under: underneath, underhand where: whereas, wherewithal 2. Write solid two nouns used together to make a third: battleship moonlight footprint workshop headmaster 3. Write solid any, every, no, some, when they are combined with -body, -thing, -where; but with one, to avoid putting two vowels together, write separate : anything something everywhere no one...
Page 24 - To form the possessive plural, first write the plural of the noun. If this plural ends in s, simply add an apostrophe.
Page 6 - ... every misspelling which occurs in the class. When the entire list of 775 words has been covered...
Page 17 - More than 6 per cent of the total misspellings are due to errors in the union of prefix or suffix with the stem.

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