Spelling Tips

It is important to be an accurate speller in all of your writing because it helps the reader understand what you’re trying to say. Oftentimes, if you spell something wrong, the reader will get distracted. They’re going to be focusing on the misspelling instead of the thoughts and ideas you’re trying to convey. I’ve written a few tips here to help you remember how to spell some words correctly.

The first tip is i before e, except after c,” which rhymes so you can remember it easily. If you look at the word relieve and you’re wondering whether to put the i or the e first, just remember that i comes before e, except after c. There’s no c before it, so I must become must come before e.

The next word is conceit. There is a c right here, so, in this case, e is going to come before i.

Another tip is to drop the e. If you have the word dance and you’re adding -ing to the end, just drop the e from the end. So, dance becomes dancing.

The final tip is to change the y. If you have the word happy, it becomes happiness. Just change the y to an i, and add an -ess. Now, this does not apply if adding -ing to the end of the word. Study ends with a y, but since you’re adding -ing, the y remains. This rule also does not apply if the y is preceded by a vowel. In the word relay, a comes right before y, so you just add -ed to the end without changing the y to an i. However, as a general rule, you do change the y to an i.

Those are just a few of the spelling tips that are out there, but there are many more out there that you can study and remember to help you remember how to spell words correctly.



by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: August 2, 2023