Top 10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar

Top 10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar

10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar

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.

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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