The A-Z of Correct English كتاب اللغة الإنجليزية الصحيحة

The A-Z of Correct English

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Cross-referencing will help you locate words with tricky initial

aquaint  Wrong spelling.See ACQUAINT.

Plural words are given along side singular nouns, with cross-
referencing to relevant rules and patterns.

knife (singular) knives (plural)

(not -bb-)

abattoir (not -bb-)
(not -b-)

Adjective  sending in -able or -ible can be
difficult to spell be cause both endings
sound identical.You’ll always need to be
on guard with these words and check
each word individually when you are in
doubt,but here are some useful

Generally use -able when the
companion word ends in -ation:
abominable, abomination
irritable, irritation

Generally use -ible when the
companion word ends in -ion:
comprehensible, comprehension

Use -able after hard c and hard g:
practicable (c sounds like k)
navigable (hard g)
Use -ible after soft c and soft g:
forcible (c sounds like s)
legible (g sounds like j)

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