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Chapter 3. Spelling > Spelling Rules

Spelling Rules

You can save yourself time and trouble by learning a few spelling rules. By memorizing these rules, you can learn to spell dozens of words all at once rather than one at a time. The only problem with English spelling rules is that there are always exceptions. Study the list of exceptions provided, and then memorize them.

Rule #1—Noun Plurals

The plurals of most English nouns are formed simply by adding the letter s. If the noun already ends in an s-sound, add es.


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