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English Alphabetizing Rules Posted by on Oct 18, 2019

My wife has been in the book business for…well…a very long time. We have a lot of books. We find it necessary to shelve all those books in something which resembles an orderly system so that we can find them again. We have bookcases that are carefully alphabetized by an author’s last name. If the…

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English Spelling Nightmares Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

Is there a word that you always misspell, no matter how many times you write it? Chances are, there is. You go to write a word which Spellcheck always corrects and you think, “Ha! I’m not going to spell calendar wrong this time!” And, in no time at all, you have written calander. There are…

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Why are English words so hard to read and spell? Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Do you have trouble with your spelling in English, don’t worry you are not alone. Read on to find out more about why spelling is so difficult in English. I have read that English has 1,100 different ways to write the 44 different sounds made by the 26 letters in the English alphabet. That is…

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