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Today we are providing you all with some Spelling Correction Rules in English Grammar for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. It is very important to have an understanding these rules in English Grammar. We hope that you will like our post.


10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar


Rule 1: When the suffix “full” is added to a word, one “ I” is removed.

Example-
  • Faith + full = faithful
  • Use + full= useful

Rule 2: If the word to which the suffix “full” is added ends in “ll”, one “I” is removed from the word also.

Example-
  • Skill +full = skilful
  • Will + full= wilful

Rule 3: Words of two or three syllables ending in single vowel + single consonant double the final consonant if the last syllable is stressed.

Example-
  • Permit + ed = permitted
  • Occur + ing =occurring
  • Control + ed =controlled
  • Begin + ing = beginning

Rule 4: Consonant ‘I’ is doubled in the words ending in single vowel + “I”before a suffix beginning with a vowel

Example-
  • Signal + ing = signalling
  • Repel + ent = repellent
  • Quarrel + ed = quarrelled
  • Travel + er = traveller

Rule 5: Words ending in silent “e”, drop the “e” before a suffix beginning with a vowel

Example-
  • Hope + ing = hoping
  • Live + ed = lived
  • Drive + er = driver
  • Tire + ing= tiring

Rule 6: If the suffix begins with a consonant “e” is not dropped

Example-
  • Hope + full = hopeful
  • Sincere + ly= sincerely
But,
  • True + ly = truly
  • Nine + th = ninth
  • Argue + ment = argument

Rule 7: A final “y” following a consonant changes to “i” before a suffix except “ing”.

Example-
  • Carry + ed = carried
  • Happy + ly = happily
  • Marry + age = marriage
  • Beauty + full = beautiful
But,
  • Marry + ing = marrying
  • Carry + ing = carrying

Rule 8: A final “y” following a vowel does not change before a suffix.

Example-
  • Play + er = player
  • Pray + ed= prayed

Rule 9: When the suffix “out” is added to a word ending in “ce”, “e” is changed to “i”.

Example-
  • Space + ous= spacious
  • Vice + ous= vicious
  • Malice + ous = malicious
  • Grace + ous= gracious

Rule 10: When the suffix “ing” is added to a word ending in “ie”, “ie” is changed to “y”.

Example-
  • Lie + ing= lying
  • Die + ing = dying
  • Tie + ing= tying
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