What are the Common Rules of Spelling?
In American English, sometimes spellings become difficult. You can improve your spelling by learning its multiple rules. Vocabulary words with a few tips are.
Rule# 1 - If a word's pronunciation is like 'a' as in weird, weigh, neighbor, we will use 'I' before 'e' except after c. Its examples are piece, ceiling, perceive, chief. It a few exceptions are, weigh, neither, weird, height, foreign, neighbor.
Rule# 2 - Unless the suffix starts with 'I,' change an ultimate 'y' to I before joining a suffix. For example, add es in try and party that will become parties and tries.
Rule# 3 - Add 'e' in the end before joining a suffix that starts with a vowel such as (a, e, I, o, u). Remember, you will not add it before joining a suffix that begins with a consonant. For example, like + ness = likeness, guide + ance = guidance, ride + ing = riding, engage + ment = engagement.
Rule# 4 - Join a prefix that does not change the spelling usually. For example, re + act = react and bi + cycle = bicycle.
Rule# 5 - You will add a second vowel sound to make a long vowel sound—for example, a paid, cheap, boat
Read each name. Use capital letters and write it correctly on the line.
Read each sentence. Look at the underlined word. Write it correctly on the
Read the sentences. Choose the correct word to complete the sentences.
Write the word on the line.
Look at the alphabet at the top of the page. Use the alphabet to
follow the directions.
When a noun ends in the letter f, change the f to v and add es to make
the noun plural.
Use the dictionary to learn the meaning of the word.
Write at least three words that use each prefix.
A series of sheets that can be used as testing sheets.
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Match the days of
the week in Column 1 with the abbreviations in Column 2.
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Unscramble the words as indicated.
Adding suffixes to words ending with Y: When a word has a consonant
before the Y, change the Y to an i and add the suffix.
When adding a suffix beginning with a vowel to a word with a final silent e,
drop the silent e and add the ending.
Write the day of the week on the line and draw something your family does on that day.
If a root or base word has one syllable, ends in one consonant, and has
one vowel, double the final consonant before adding a vowel suffix.
Write the number words and complete an exercise on it.
Add s, ed, and ing to the following root or base words. Write the words on
the lines in each column.
When you write the plurals for words that end in y, change the y to i and
add es. Follow the rule and write the plurals of the following words.
Look at the contractions in Column 1. Match them with the two words that
mean the same as the contraction in Column 2.
Use an apostrophe to correct each sentence. Write the underlined word on
the line in its corrected form.
A comma tells a reader where to rest or pause in a sentence. Use a comma
between words or phrases in a series. Read each sentence. Rewrite the
sentence using commas.
If a root word has one syllable, ends in one consonant, and has one vowel,
double the final consonant and add then add the suffix. Look at the word in
the first column. Write the root or base word and the ending in the correct
Circle the word "its" or "it's" to complete the sentence. Write the word on
A contraction is a word made of two words that are put together. An
apostrophe is used to take the place of letters that are taken out of the
word. Write the two words that are the same as the contraction.
Use a period at the end of a sentence that makes a statement. Put a period
on the line after each statement. Do not put a period on the line if it is not a