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Lesson 145.

Words formed by the Affixes er or or.

be gin’ner    la’bor er      nav’i ga tor
in dors’er    rea’son er     ded’i ca tor
de sert’er    li’bel er      cal’cu la tor
dis turb’er   wag’on er      spec’u la tor
u surp’er     con’quer or    pros’e cu tor
con duct’or   for’eign er    cul’ti va tor
tor ment’or   cus’tom er     mul’ti pli er
en chant’er   mur’der er     nu’mer a tor
sup port’er   gov’ern or     gen’er a tor
ag gress’or   pen’sion er    ra’di a tor

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Lesson 141.

Ed, as a suffix, generally signifies did. In words like the following the
e in ed is silent, and the wards, though of two and three syllables, are
pronounced in one and two.

blazed    wedged   boiled    be reaved
drained   solved   coiled    be sieged’
hailed    called   soiled    blas phemed’
lamed     hauled   bowed     ac quired’
paved     mauled   crowned   con trol1ed’
stowed    warmed   plowed    a bused’
saved     warned   roused    ac cused’
feared    warped   scoured   com muned’
flowed    proved   soured    con fused’
glued     shoved   dodged    de coyed’
begged    loved    filled    en joyed’

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Teaching Spelling – Affixes

Lesson 140.

Words ending in e silent, generally drop the e in adding ing.

mak’ing     seiz’ing   rul’ing      ex pir’ing
nam’ing     forc’ing   lin’ing      re fus’ing
plagu’ing   hedg’ing   squeez’ing   in trigu’ing
ach’ing     writ’ing   schem’ing    alleg’ing

The final e is retained when it is necessary to prevent a change of
pronunciation, or to maintain the identity of a word.

hoe’ing     shoe’ing    change’a ble
toe’ing     singe’ing   trace’able
tinge’ing   dye’ing     peace’a ble
foe’man     blue’ness   charge’a ble

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Lists of Hompophones – Homophones Beginning With G

gaff, gaffe

gage, gauge

gait (-s), gate (-s)

gamble (-s), gambol (-s)

gang, gangue

gays, gaze

gel (-s), jell (-s)

gene (-s), jean (-s)

gibe (-s), jibe (-s)

gild, gilled, guild

gilt, guilt

 gin (see djinn)

glair (-s), glare (-s)

glutenous, glutinous

gnaw, naw

gneiss, nice

gnomic, nomic

gnu (-s), knew, new (-s)

goaled, gold

gored, gourd

gorgeous, gorges (?)

gorilla, guerrilla

grade, grayed

grate, great

grays, graze

grip, grippe

grisly, gristly (?), grizzly

groan, grown

grocer, grosser

guarantee, guaranty

guest, guessed

guide, guyed

guise, guys

gyre, jire

Lists of Homophones « Spelling – Teaching Spelling

Homophones Beginning With F – List of Homophones · Words in which Y final is changed into ies in the Plural · Words in which f and fe are changed into …

Lists of Homophones « Spelling – Teaching Spelling

This site has many additional lists of homophones. Just use the search box above to search for homophones or “list of homophones” and you will be able to find these listings.

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Affixes – Basic Spelling Rules

Doubling the Final Letter and Exceptions
Lesson 139.

Spelling rule for ing words.

Ing signifies continuing to; as talking, continuing to talk. The following
words, in taking their suffix, double the final letter. The last letter is
doubled when the word ends with a single consonant preceded by a single

plan’ning   win’ning    stop’ping   a bet’ting
fret’ting   blot’ting   gun’ning    re bel’ling
bid’ding    rob’bing    shut’ting   o mit’ting

Other words ending with consonants, which do not double the final letter.

act’ing     fail’ing   mean’ing   ex pand’ing
land’ing    rain’ing   coax’ing   con sent’ing
build’ing   sail’ing   suit’ing   vis’it ing

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