Some rules of spelling: Rule 3

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Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Some rules of spelling: Rule 3
« on: August 02, 2013, 12:02:03 PM »
RULE : 3

 When adding suffixes to words ending in y, change the y to an i.

    This rule explains the spelling shift that occurs in the following word pairs:

    happy → happier, plenty → plentiful, body → bodily.

    As English spelling does not generally allow an i to follow another i, the y is retained when the suffix itself begins with an i

      carry → carrying, baby → babyish.

Source: www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/style-and-editing/spelling

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Re: Some rules of spelling: Rule 3
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 08:24:06 PM »
I like the rule. Feeling like a student :-)

Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Re: Some rules of spelling: Rule 3
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »
I am honored.