English Spelling

English Spelling


i before e

  1. i before e (believe)
  2. except c (receive)
  3. except when sounded like a
  4. except neighbor
  5. except weight

slient e

  1. drop e if ending begins with vowels (use->us-able)


  1. consonant before y, change y to i (e.g. flies)
  2. vowel before y, keep y

Double consonant

  1. vowel + consonant ending (e.g. stopping)

ie+ing => y+ing