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Three Thousand Practice Words: With an Appendix, Containing Rules for ...
James Willis Westlake
No preview available - 2015
A. C. Webb Academies according to Rule adding a suffix adjectives ain't alumni begin with capitals Cayenne cede Central High School ceous Cicero cious College composition consonant Containing Definitions correct des'ecrate desert DICTATION EXERCISE dictionary Difficult Words doubled E'er English and Amer error Etymology Exceptions exercises Familiar Words final consonant following words Gneiss Groesbeck Homophonous Words Houston hyphens ican important words incense last syllable Latin LESSON II LESSON VIII Lessons in Natural letters line is printed Literature margin Millersville mispronounced misspelled Natural Philosophy Nonpareil Normal School not'able Note noun orous orthography oXKo LESSON oXXo Pac'ify paragraph one inch phant Philadelphia phlox Physical Geography prefer principal printed in italics Prof pronunciation proper Proper adjectives pupils write Repeat the Rule RULES FOR SPELLING Sentences as Models shoe signature single vowel SMALL capitals speller suffix begin text-book tion venial Verbs Webster's Dictionary Words ending wrong
Page 64 - Consonant. Part I. A single final consonant is doubled on adding a suffix, when it is preceded by a single vowel, and the suffix begins with a vowel, and the accent is on the last syllable; as, fop + ish = foppish;
Page 64 - The final consonant is not doubled, if it is not preceded by a single vowel, if the suffix does not begin with a vowel, or if the
Page 63 - beauteous, bounteous, duteous, piteous, plenteous. ■ 2. Y is not changed in derivatives of dry, shy, sky, sly, spry, wry; except drier, driest, which conform to
Page 63 - e before a suffix beginning with a or o, to preserve the soft sound of c or j; as,
Page 61 - They went and told the sexton, and the sexton tolled the bell.
Page 67 - Names of the months and of the days of the week should begin with capitals.
Page 66 - I. The first word of every sentence should begin with a capital. Rule
Page 71 - 6. Place and Date. — Write the name of the place and the date on the next line below the signature, near the lefthand edge. 7. Folding.—Fold