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Improve Your Memory, Sixth Edition by Ron Fry

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Chapter 7. Rembring How too Spel Gud

Every time I had my daughter read to me when she was younger, I become aware of the difficulties of spelling in English. What’s that “k” doing on the edge of the knife, and why didn’t someone put the lights out on that “gh” in night? How come graffiti has two “f” ’s and one “t,” while spaghetti doubles the “t” (and pronounces the “gh” as a hard “g”!)?

Well, one way to win the spelling bee in your town is to have a great vocabulary, using some of the suggestions mentioned in Chapter 5. Another way is to learn the rules of English spelling, then note the rather frequent exceptions to those rules.

Double or Nothing

Many people make mistakes on words with doubled consonants. The most common quick-repeating consonants ...

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