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General rules 3 & 4

Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelt differently. It is essential to learn these words to avoid using the wrong spelling when constructing a sentence. Use a dictionary to check spelling if you are unsure.

Examples
there, their, they're
know, no
weather, whether
right, write
here, hear
sauce, source
bean, been

Words with 'ie' and 'ei'

'I' comes before 'e' except after 'c'.
Examples of 'ie' words
wield, field, yield
Examples of 'ei' words
deceive, receive, receipt
Exceptions to this rule
leisure, height, weight

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Prefixes & suffixes

 

 

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