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Improving Your Spelling

This lesson was the first place winner in the 2012 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge. 'This interactive tutorial provides the general rules of spelling for Standard American English and strategies for improving spelling.' 'The English language is complex because it has so many influences from other languages. At times it seems that the spelling of some words is completely arbitrary. There is help though, for while there are certainly exceptions, there are a few rules of thumb that you can follow to improve your spelling. The topics covered in this lesson include the following: Three Types of Pronunciation Errors Adding Prefixes and Suffixes Dropping or Keeping the Final "e" Changing the Final "y" to "i" Doubling Final Consonants Forming Plurals Choosing "ie" or "ei" Remembering How to Spell a Word... Show More


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