Three Thousand Practice Words: With an Appendix Containing Rules for Spelling, Rules for Capitals, Etc

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Eldredge & Brother, 1876 - English language - 80 pages

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Page 64 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel...
Page 66 - CAPITAL LETTERS. I. The first word of every sentence should begin with a capital letter.
Page 63 - In the possessive singular of nouns 'y' is never changed : 4. 'y' is not changed in derivatives of dry, shy, sky, sly, spry, wry; except drier, driest, which conform to Rule II. Final 'y,1 preceded by a vowel, is not changed to T before an affix. pay destroy joy buy buoy payment destroyer joyful buyer buoyant Except laid, paid, staid, daily. RULE III Words ending in silent 'e1 drop 'e' on taking an affix beginning with a vowel.
Page 61 - He heaved a heavy sigh, And then began to eye his pipe, And then to pipe his eye. And then he tried to sing, "All's Well!" But could not, though he tried; His head was turned, — and so he chewed His pigtail till he died. His death, which happened in his berth, At forty-odd befell; They went and told the sexton, and The sexton tolled the bell.
Page 63 - Words ending in ge or ce retain the e before a suffix beginning with a or o to preserve the soft sound. C and g are soft before e, but hard before a and o.
Page 67 - The word J stands for the person who is speaking ; it should always be written with a Capital Letter.
Page 66 - ... believe," etc. If they will bear in mind the following rule, it may save them the trouble of referring to a dictionary to determine this point: When the derivative noun ends in "tion," the verb is spelled with "ei,
Page 71 - Every important word in a title or heading should begin with a capital.) A...
Page 71 - Write the name of the place and the date on the next line below the signature, near the leflhand edge.
Page 3 - IN teaching orthography, the want is often felt of a collection of just such words as a student needs to study, unencumbered by those of which he is already master, or which are so rarely employed as to be of but little use to him.

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