The Graded Class-word Speller: Containing Several Thousand Words, Grouped in Classes, and Arranged to Form a Progressive Course in Spelling, Together with a Complete Course in Phonic Analysis : Designed Also as an Introduction to the Dictionary and an Aid in the Practice of English Composition

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Taintor Brothers, Merrill & Company, 1876 - English language - 152 pages
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Page 102 - RULE III. — In monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, a final consonant after a single vowel doubles before a suffix beginning with a vowel; as, hot, hotter; begin, beginning. Exceptions. — X, k, and v are never doubled, and gas has gases i
Page 17 - Words of one syllable are called monosyllables. Words of two syllables are called dissyllables. Words of three syllables are called trisyllables. Words of four and more syllables are called polysyllables.
Page 107 - In composition the last letter is usually changed into the first letter of the word to which it is prefixed.
Page 96 - La. Me. Md. Mass. Mich. Minn. Miss. Mo. Neb. Nev. NH NJ NY NC Ohio, Ore.
Page 106 - Latin origin, in which case the final letter is usually assimilated to the first letter of the word to which it is prefixed; thus, in acclaim, ajina, alligation, approve, arrive, attrition.
Page 106 - It is assimilated to a following /, and drops away, altogether, before the other consonants.

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