Spelling Tutorial: How To Spell And Pronounce Words With Hard And Soft C

When should you pronounce the letter "c" hard like "k"? And when should you pronounce "c" soft like "s"? Also, when do you spell words with "ck" at the end and when do you spell words with just a "c" at the end? Find out here.


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Rule 1

C is sounded hard like k before a, o, or u; or before any consonant except h; or at the end of a syllable, if not followed by i or e: eg, cake, Coke, cuckoo; clock; optic

Rule 2

C is sounded soft like s before e, i, or y: eg, concentrate, reconcile, cynic

Rule 3

Monosyllables ending with the sound of k, and in which c follows the vowel, usually have k added after the c: eg, quack, check, trick, mock, tuck

Rule 4

Words of more than one syllable ending with the sound of k, and in which the c follows a vowel or vowels other than i or ia, usually have k added after the c: eg, bullock, hammock, haystack

Rule 5

Words of more than one syllable ending with the sound of k, and in which c follows i or ia, are usually written without the final k: eg, picnic, athletic, prosaic, maniac, cardiac

Source: Eldridge's Business Speller


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