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Spelling – SYNTHETIC EXERCISES – Practice Excercises

Lesson 108.

SYNTHETIC EXERCISES.

Make Sentences containing the following Words.

bough, a branch of a tree.    grieves, laments.
bow, to bend.                 greaves, armor for the legs.
brute, a beast.               hew (hu), to cut; to chop.
bruit, to noise abroad.       hue, a color; dye.
cite, to summon.              Hugh, a man’s name.
site, a situation.            kill, to deprive of life.
sight, the sense of seeing.   kiln, a large oven.
climb, to ascend.             leaf, of a tree or book.
clime, climate; region.       lief, willingly; gladly.
core, the inner part.         maze, an intricate place.
corps, a body of soldiers.    maize, Indian corn.
creek, a narrow inlet.        mean, low; middle point.
creak, a grating noise.       mien, air; manner.

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Lesson 104.

DICTATION EXERCISES.

I accept all your presents except the last. His joy was in excess, at the
news of his access to fortune. Though your terms exceed my expectations, I
must accede to them. The best cosmetic is air and exercise. He pretended
to exorcise evil spirits. Both assent to go up the ascent. He was indicted
for inditing a false letter. Champagne is made in France. The soldiers
crossed the champaign. The law will levy a tax to build a levee. The levee
was held at the mayor’s residence. The senior brother was addressed as
seignior.

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Basic Spelling Rules – Rules about Plurals

Rules about Plurals.
Add s to most nouns to form plurals (ex. friend/friends)
Add -es to nouns ending with s, ss, sh, ch, x (ex. box/boxes)
Change the y to i and add -es to nouns ending in the consonant y (ex. country/countries)
Add s to nouns ending with the vowel y (key/keys)
Change the f or fe to v and add -es to some nouns ending in f  or fe (ex. half/halves, knife/knives)
Some nouns change their spellings to make the plural (ex. foot/feet)
Some nouns are spelled the same for both singular and plural forms (ex. sheep)

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DICTATION PRACTICE – Teaching Dictation

Lesson 86.

DICTATION EXERCISES.

The ensign would not sign the paper. His design was known. He maligned his
rival, and suffered condign punishment. A benign face. He was arraigned
after the campaign. He deigned not to feign surprise. Squirrels gnaw the
bark. He affirmed it with phlegm. The knight carried a knapsack. He had a
knack for rhymes. She knew how to knead the dough. They cut the knot with
a knife. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day. The knave had hard
knuckles, but little knowledge.

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Lesson 81.

DICTATION EXERCISES.

To essay the task, requires courage. The discourse was an able essay. An
agent will assay the ore, and forward a receipt. Contemn a mean act; but
do not always condemn the actor. They were to seize the fort, and cease
firing. They affect great grief; but do not effect their purpose. Do you
dissent from my opinion? The hill was difficult of descent. A decent
regard for others’ ills is human. They advise the young to take the advice
of the old. The enemy will invade the rich province. They were strongly
inveighed against.
 

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RULES FOR THE DIVISION OF WORDS

II

Use the termination _-ible_ in the following words:

accessible
admissible
appetible
apprehensible
audible
cessible
coercible
compatible
competible
comprehensible
compressible
conceptible
contemptible
contractible
controvertible
convertible
convincible
corrigible
corrosible
corruptible
credible
decoctible
deducible
defeasible
defensible
descendible
destructible
digestible
discernible
distensible
divisible
docible
edible
effectible
eligible
eludible
enforcible
evincible
expansible
expressible
extendible
extensible
fallible
feasible
fencible
flexible
forcible
frangible
fusible
gullible
horrible
illegible
immiscible
impassible
intelligible
irascible
legible
miscible
negligible
partible
passible (_susceptible_)
perceptible
permissible
persuasible
pervertible
plausible
possible
producible
reducible
reflexible
refrangible
remissible
reprehensible
resistible
responsible
reversible
revertible
risible
seducible
sensible
tangible
terrible
transmissible
visible

In all other cases use _-able_.

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Homophones Practice Exercises

Is It a Tail or a Tale?

I never even new I new

What homophones could really dew.

And now I no they sound the same,

But spelling—that’s another game!

I’ve made mistakes, that’s very true.

Fixing them is up to you.

Now sea if you can find all ate.

You will bee doing really grate.

But if you want to go four nine,

Your score will be on top of mine!

 

From “Homophones Lesson Plan” – a Sitton Spelling Blackline Master

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