Synopses & Reviews
Only a few dozen spelling mistakes account for the majority of all errors. If you learn these common errors and how to correct and avoid them, your spelling ability will increase dramatically. Goof Proof Spelling covers these most common errors in mini-lessons with 25 goof-proof rules that clearly explain the typical error and how to prevent it. Moreover, you'll be shown easy ways to banish the big blunders from your writing, to quickly enhance your spelling. The book also contains a list of troublesome words that are frequently misspelled, as well as technology, business, literary, legal, and foreign language words. Plus, you'll also find a brief overview of some word fundamentals, making this book a key companion for the learner on the go.
This book is for students who want to improve their spelling, but don't think they have the time. Most spelling mistakes are common, with a few dozen blunders accounting for the majority of all errors. These errors can be fixed quickly by learning the 25 Goof-Proof Rules. These 25 simple solutions, in conjunction with the pertinent word basics lessons found in this book, will have students spelling better in no time!
Table of Contents
Word parts -- Roots -- Prefixes -- Suffixes -- Syllables -- Homophones -- Learn the goof-proof rules -- Use mnemonics -- Sound words out -- Think about meaning -- Use flash cards -- Visit helpful spelling and vocabulary websites -- When to use IE and EI -- When to use IA and AI -- Overwhelming vowel combinations -- Doubling final consonants -- Sneaky silent consonants -- The hard and soft sides of the letter C -- "G" whiz! G can be soft or hard, too! -- Regular plurals, when to just add -s and when to add -es -- Pesky plurals -- The funky F--making words plural when they end in F or Fe -- When to drop a final E -- When to keep a final y, when to change it to I -- Adding endings to words that end with a C -- Apostrophes, the attraction of contractions -- Apostrophes, the politics of possessives -- Abbreviations -- Heavy-handed with hyphens -- Creating compound words, adding a word to a word -- Past tense -- Commonly confused words -- Mon Dieu! foreign language words buck all the rules! -- Learning legal terms -- Bumbling over business terms -- Tripping over technology terms -- Literary terms, not just for English 101!