English Learning: Practice Spelling Test Part 1
www.sekolahbahasainggris.com– Remember that in adding the prefix mis- or dis- (which usually give a word its opposite meaning) you never get a double “s” unless the word to which you are adding already begins with an “s”;
e.g: fire- misfire; please- displease; but spell- misspell; satisfy- dissatisfy.
Can you spell these words?
Form new words from these by using the prefix dis- or mis. Check your answer with a dictionary.
- Doing (mis)
- Arm (dis)
- Direct (mis)
- Courage (dis)
“c” and “g” are usually pronounced as hard sounds beore “a”, “o” and “u”;
e.g. : cat, cousin,custard, gander, gondola,gush. But before “I”.:e: and “y” they are usually pronounced as soft sounds: e.g. cine,a, certain,cycle, giant, gentle, gymnast.
Consequently if a word ends in a hard “c” (mimic) and we wish to add “ing”, we insert a ‘k” first, to keep the “c” hard; e.g. mimic-mimicking; but mimic-mimicry.
Similarly, we insert a “u” to keep a “g” hard; e.g. Portugal-portuguese.
On the other hand if we wish to keep a “c” or “g” soft, we insert an “I” or “e”; e.g. courage-courageous; malice-malicious.
Can you spell these?
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