Town's New Speller & Definer

Town's New Speller & Definer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...If these short tabular exercises, with their prefixes and suffixes, are thoroughly mastered, the pupil will acquire the ability of defining something like twenty thousand words of the language, as a reward for his labor. SECTION L HULKS FOB SPELLING DERIVATIVE WORDS. Rule 1. Final e must be dropped before the addition of a suffix beginning with a vowel; as, Blame Force Chow Globe Blam'oife F6rc'z'W- Chos' en Glob'u/e40 Exceptions. Words ending in ce or ge, when they take the suffix able or ous, and verbs ending with ee, oe, and a few other terminations in e, retain the final e; as, j Peace Conr age Hie Dye Peace' a ble Cofir a' geotu Hie' ing Dye ing Change A gree' Hoe Singe Change' a ble A grce' ing H6e' ing Singe' ing Note. The word practice drops e in accordance with the rnle; and so do words ending in ee, ie, oe, ye, or ge when they take the suffix ed or er; but ie, when it takes the 6timx ing, must be changed into y; as, Prae' lice Tie Dye Vie Prac' ti ca ble Tierf Dy' er y ing Free Shoe Singe Lie Fre' er Sho' er Slngerf Ly' ing Rule 2. Final e is retained before the addition of a suffix beginning with a consonant; as, Wise Hope Base Game Wise' ly Hope' ful Base' ness Game ster State Blithe" Noise Safe State' ment Blithe' some Noise' less Safe' ty Exceptions. The following words do not retain the final e: --Awe True Loathe LOdge Aw' ful Trfi' ly Loath' ful L6dg' ment Aw' less Whole Loath' some Xr' gue Due Whol' ly Jfldge Av gu ment Du' ly A brldg' ment Jfldg' ment Ae knowl' edg ment Rule 3. Words ending in y preceded by a consonant change the y into i before an additional termination; as, C6me' FO' ry MSr' ry De my' Come' 1 ness Fu' ri ous MSr' ri ment De nted' MSr' cy Stud' y Ho' tf Com ply' Mir' ci ful Stud' ies Ho' li er Com pit'...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561031
  • 9781236561039