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Spelling Vocabulary Words – Homophones Beginning With I
 I (see aye)

 I’d (see eyed)

 ide (see eyed)

idyl (-s), idyll (-s), idle (-s), idol (-s)

ileum, ilium

 illicit (see elicit)

 illusive (see allusive)

 I’ll (see aisle)

 immanent, imminent (see eminent)

 immerge (see emerge)

impassable, impassible

impatience, impatiens

in, inn

incidence, incidents

incite, insight (?)

independence, independents

indict (-s), indite (-s)

indigence, indigents

inequity, iniquity (?)

innocence, innocents

instance, instants

 insure (see ensure)

intense, intents

 irrupt (see erupt)

 irruption (see eruption)

 isle (see aisle)

its, it’s

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IV

Words which in their shortest form end in _-d_, _-de_, _-ge_, _-unit_,
_-rt_, _-se_, _-sr_, take the ending _-sion_; e.g., _abscind_,
_abscission_; _include_, _inclusion_; _emerge_, _emersion_; _remit_,
_remission_; _infuse_, _infusion_; _repress_, _repression_.

All others take the ending _-tion_.

The following are irregularities:

adhesion
assertion
attention
coercion
cohesion
crucifixion
declension
dimension
dissension
distortion
divulsion
expulsion
impulsion
insertion
intention
occasion
propulsion
recursion
repulsion
revulsion
scansion
suspicion
tension
version

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The following nouns end in _-or_.

abbreviator
abductor
abettor (_law_)
abominator
abrogator
accelerator
acceptor
accommodator
accumulator
actor
adjudicator
adjutor
administrator
admonitor
adulator
adulterator
aggregator
aggressor
agitator
amalgamator
animator
annotator
antecessor
apparitor
appreciator
arbitrator
assassinator
assessor
benefactor
bettor
calculator
calumniator
captor
castor (_oil_)
censor
coadjutor
collector
competitor
compositor
conductor
confessor
conqueror
conservator
consignor
conspirator
constrictor
constructor
contaminator
contemplator
continuator
contractor
contributor
corrector
councillor
counsellor
covenantor (_law_)
creator
creditor
cultivator
cunctator
debtor
decorator
delator (_law_)
denominator
denunciator
depredator
depressor
deteriorator
detractor
dictator
dilator
director
dissector
disseizor
disseminator
distributor
divisor
dominator
donor
effector
elector
elevator
elucidator
emulator
enactor
equivocator
escheator
estimator
exactor
excavator
exceptor
executor (_law_)
exhibitor
explorator
expositor
expostulator
extensor
extirpator
extractor
fabricator
factor
flexor
fornicator
fumigator
generator
gladiator
governor
grantor (_law_)
habitator
imitator
impostor
impropriator
inaugurator
inceptor
incisor
inheritor
initiator
innovator
insinuator
institutor
instructor
interlocutor
interpolator
interrogator
inventor
investor
juror
lector
legator
legislator
lessor
mediator
modulator
monitor
mortgagor (_law_)
multiplicator
narrator
navigator
negotiator
nonjuror
numerator
objector
obligor (_law_)
observator
operator
originator
pacificator
participator
peculator
percolator
perforator
perpetrator
persecutor
perturbator
possessor
preceptor
precursor
predecessor
predictor
prevaricator
procrastinator
procreator
procurator
professor
progenitor
projector
prolocutor
promulgator
propagator
propitiator
proprietor
prosecutor
protector
protractor
purveyor
recognizor (_law_)
recriminator
reflector
regenerator
regulator
relator (_law_)
rotator
sacrificator
sailor (_seaman_)
scrutator
sculptor
sectator
selector
senator
separator
sequestrator
servitor
solicitor
spectator
spoliator
sponsor
successor
suitor
supervisor
suppressor
surveyor
survivor
testator
tormentor
traitor
transgressor
translator
valuator
vendor (_law_)
venerator
ventilator
vindicator
violator
visitor

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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
vowel.

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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Words in which the Plurals are formed irregularly.

As the Plural only is given, the teacher might require the pupil to ascertain the Singular, and to spell it.

mice           cri’ses     ter’mi ni
chil’dren      neb’u lae   a lum’ni
ver’te brae    stra’ta     syn op’ses   geese
{ kine, cows }
{ staves, staffs}
{ broth’ers,breth’ren }
{ pease, peas}
{ dies, dice}

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Homophones Beginning With the Letter L – Vocabulary Words – Spelling Homophones
laager (-s), lager (-s) (?)

lac, lack

lacks, lax

ladder, latter

lain, lane

lair (-s), layer (-s)

lam, lamb

lama, llama

laps, lapse

lase, lays, laze, leis

lay, lei, ley

laser, lazar

lea, lee

leach (-es), leech (-es)

lead, led

leader, lieder, liter

leaf, lief

leak (-s), leek (-s)

lean (-s), lien (-s)

leased, least

lends, lens

lessen, lesson

lesser, lessor

levee, levy

liable, libel

liar (-s), lyre (-s)

lichen, liken

licker, liquor

lickerish, licorice

lie (-s), lye (-s)

lightening, lightning

limb (-s), limn (-s)

linch, lynch

links, lynx

literal, littoral (?)

lo, low

load (-s), lode (-s), lowed

loan, lone

locks, lox

loop, loupe

loot (-s), lute (-s)

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Lesson 134

DICTATION EXERCISES.

They propose to alter the place of the altar. He cast his ballot for
mayor. The ballet dancer and the ballad singer arrived. The wine seller
lived in a cellar. He said that the cymbal was a symbol of music. They
sent an arrant rogue on the errand. His manner of conducting the manor did
not suit the lord. The prophet of Mammon foretold great profit. The relics
of the kingdom were saved by the relict of the king. The stature of the
statue of Liberty is fixed by statute.

Homophones

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