Better Spelling in 30 Minutes a Day (Better English Series) by Robert W. Emery, Harry H. Crosby

By Robert W. Emery, Harry H. Crosby

Do you utilize the dictionary greater than you think that you'll want to? Are the company memos you write jam-packed with embarrassing spelling blunders? have you ever got loads of low grades in your papers as a result of negative spelling? This easy-to-use publication not just teaches you the way to prevent misspellings, but in addition sharpens your abilities so that you can realize spelling blunders instantaneously. you are going to write fresh English, enhance your grades, and elevate your possibilities for locating a brand new or higher activity.

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____________ and everyone becomes an athelete running 6. ____________ in compatition for the trolley cars, 7. ____________ when no one is embarassed to ask someone to 8. ____________ punch the time clock, when if a photagraph 9. ____________ were taken it would show no one even reletively < previous page page_37 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_38 next page > Page 38 10. ____________ pleasent, when everyone would rather read a magizine 11. ____________ than pass a complement to his or her neighbor, 12.

1. We know immediately that it is a word that has only one syllable. 2. Does it end in a final consonant? yes, t 3. Is the final consonant preceded by a single short vowel? yes, o 4. Do the suffixes -er and -est begin with vowels? yes, both 5. If you add -er or -est to hot, do you double the t? yes, hotter, hottest Now look at a word, prefer, which presents a slightly tricky problem. Suppose you want to add -ing to prefer. The accent is on the last syllable and there is a single final consonant preceded by a single vowel.

Next page > < previous page page_52 next page > Page 52 12. The union leaders had a (heat + ed) ________________ argument. 13. Smoking is not (permit + ed) ________________ here. 14. Both students were (expel + ed) ________________ for plagiarism. 15. The troops were (forbid + en) ________________to enter. 16. The (rebel + ion) ________________ was suppressed. 17. Cheating must be (curtail + ed) ________________ at all costs. 18. Our (digit + al) ________________ computer is broken. 19. The wrestler (pin + ed) ________________ both opponents.

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