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Questions and Answers

Toward the bottom of this page you'll find a list of the five most recently asked questions together with links to their answers.

If you have a question about the spelling of a certain word, just type the word in the Keyword box, and then in the Topics box select "Why is it spelled ...?"

If your question is about a more general topic, such as twinning or deleting final <e> or distinguishing between its and it's, or if it is even more open-ended, perhaps intended to start a discussion with other teachers, enter a keyword or phrase and select one of the other topics. Usually you will be given a list of previous questions whose answers mentioned your word or topic.

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Most recent questions

Give students a hint when to use ph and when to use f in words with ef sound. Please reply Thank you
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Two of our "easiest" words: "to" and "of". Why their spellings?
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using stress pattern show the verb and noun form of the following word.? present- object- transport - refuse - record -
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Why do most phonics programs start with short a? Why not one of the other vowels?
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Dr. Cummins - Note from my son's teacher on syllable split of the word "divide". Any help? According to the syllable division rules of the English language, the word "divide" would be separated as follows dĭv-īde (1st syllable is closed) because the first vowel is a short sound, therefore the vowel must be followed by a consonant. If it were separated dī-vīde, the vowel “i” would be in an “open syllable”, which would make the vowel long. We don’t pronounce the word (die-vide).
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