Our Language, Smith And Mcmurry; Grammar

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCharles Alphonso Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHANGES OF FORM AND RULES OF SPELLING 89. How Words Change their Form. There are two ways in which a word may change its form: (1) It may change an inner vowel; as, begin began, begwn; grow, grew; man, men.. (2) It may add a suffix; as, run, running; love, loving; boy, boys; hate, hated; hot, hotter, hottest. Most mistakes in spelling are made in the addition of suffixes, for a word often drops or doubles a letter before the suffix is attached. Compare loving and running. Spelling is, therefore, simply a matter of good form. Correct spelling is not always a sign of scholarship, but bad spelling is always a mark of ignorance. 90. Changes of Form and Rules of Spelling. In changing the forms of words the following rules should be applied: Eule I.--When a word ends in silent e, drop that letter before all suffixes beginning with a vowel: come, coming sale, salable bride, bridal fame, famous guide, guiding, guidance plume, pluming, plumage secure, securing, security force, forcing, forcible move, moving, movable behave, behaving, behavior Note.--Silent e is sometimes, though rarely, dropped before suffixes beginning with a consonant; as, judge, judgment; abridge., abridgment; acknowledge, acknowledgment. In such words as changeable, courageous, noticeable, peaceable, e is retained to keep g and c from having the sounds heard in gable and cable. Bule II.--When a word ends in ie, change i to y and drop the e before adding ing: die, dying hie, hying lie, lying vie, vying. Eule III.--When a word of one syllable ends in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double this consonant before adding a suffix beginning with a vowel: wit, witty clan, clannish bud, budding, budded cut, cutting, cutter jab, jabbing, jabbed run, running, runner bag, bagging, baggage h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHANGES OF FORM AND RULES OF SPELLING 89. How Words Change their Form. There are two ways in which a word may change its form:...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027865

ISBN - 13:9780217027861

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