Spelling Rules – Rules for Spelling
Spelling ie or ei
I before e
Except after c
Or when sounded like a
As in neighbor or neigh.
Adding a suffix or verb ending when a word ends in y
If the word has a consonant before the y, change the y to i.
Example: mercy + less = merciless
If the word has a vowel before the y, keep the y.
Example: employ + ed = employed