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.
Have you ever noticed patterns in the way English words are spelt? Words ending in the letters f, s, and l, tend to follow a pattern (though there are always exceptions). In this spelling tutorial, we list some spelling rules for words that end in f, s, and l.
I spend around 18 hours a day on Facebook, for work and leisure. Recently, I've been noting down the most common spelling mistakes I see on Facebook. Some of the spelling and grammar mistakes people write on Facebook are unconsciously funny; others are just plain sad. Anyway, here's my list of the "Top 10 Spelling Mistakes on Facebook". (But be warned: the following list of Facebook fails contains some swear words).
One of the things that makes English so well-suited to puzzles and word games is its incredibly wide range of letter patterns seen in words, multiple meanings, and seemingly endless variety. English has thousands upon thousands of words, many of which have been "borrowed" from hundreds and hundreds of different languages. However, you may be surprised to find that there are certain letter patterns that do not appear in English; in fact, there are thousands of these letter patterns. Learn these letter patterns to improve your spelling and even improve your Scrabble scores!
Here is a spelling bee to test your spelling!
One area that trips people up a lot with spelling is double letters. Some words have them, some words don't, and it's not often obvious from the way they're pronounced! Here is our list of the most commonly confused offenders.
It's amazing what one little letter – an "e" in this case – can do to a word. Breath and breathe are often misused, but they have quite different meanings.