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English: Same word, two spellings. Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

Last month I wrote a post about some common spelling rule differences between British and American English. That post was about spelling rules that can be applied to many different words, in systematic ways, in either America or Great Britain. This post is about specific words that are just spelled differently in these two…

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Spell it right! Posted by on Jun 26, 2014

I know that I would be lost without spell check on my computer and I bet most of you feel the same. After all it is really important to always spell check your work, but even when you (and I) do proofread and spell check our work, mistakes still slip through.  We are all humans…

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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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How do you spell that again? Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

Today I have another post to help you with your spelling in English! I’m going to tell you about 8 words, and you will have to guess what the words are and then figure out how to spell them. The spelling part is the trickiest part because all of these words have unusual spellings…

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Getting to Grips with Homographs Posted by on Jan 14, 2012

Last week we had a look at homophones.  As a quick reminder, a homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and sometimes a different spelling.  Today we are going to take a look at homographs. A homograph is a word that has the same spelling as…

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Understanding Homophones Posted by on Jan 7, 2012

One of the confusing things about English is the number of words that sound the same but have totally different meanings. There and their; aloud and allowed; and sew and so, are just three examples that cause some confusion. In English, we call these words “homophones.” A homophone is a word that sounds the same…

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