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Great Simple Skills for Learners

 

I am trying to collect some learning skills here. They are some simple rules that help us to read, to write and to mean easier.

It is self-evident; I cannot do it well without your help.

 


As I am a beginner learner, I will try to put main references for all matters. (Due to avoiding doubt and mistake)

Feb 27, 2015 8:33 PM
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Rule 2: (spelling)
For words that end with (y) preceded by a consonant, change the (y) to (i) before adding suffix [except those beginning with (i)].

 

happy + est = happiest

beauty + ful = beautiful

 

Exception:

cry + ing = crying

study + ing = studying

 

* precede:to happen or exist before something

(STUDY SKILS, Richard C.Yorkey, Jungle Publications)

March 6, 2015

Spelling
In spelling, ask yourself if there is a rule that could be followed so that you do not have to use a dictionary.


Rule 1 (spelling):
To add a suffix to a one-syllable word with a single vowel followed by a single constant, double the final constant.


run + ing = running
fat + er = fatter
sad + est = saddest
cut + able = cuttable

 

* Vowels are a,e,i,u and sometimes y

 

(STUDY SKILS, Richard C.Yorkey, Jungle Publications)

February 28, 2015

After years, when I decided to refresh my English skills, I realized that there are many hidden thread and relation between many words in English. On the other hand, I was interested in Latin languages because of my major and my own desire. I deduce, some of the most important affixes in English words are from Latin.
I also tried to find other shortcuts. I was sure there are many researches and books about this matter, so I went to department of 'Educating Foreign Languages' in a university. That sequence brought me many consequences. I will put essence of them here.


It is weird that many native speakers do not know about these rules.

February 27, 2015
Khosro
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Latin, Persian (Farsi)
Learning Language
English, Latin