Errors in your spelling and punctuation might cause your reader to think that your ideas and reasoning are also inexact.
Becoming a more confident speller will speed up your writing, editing and proofreading. Here are some common errors and tips for improving your spelling:
Suffixes are groups of letters added to the end of a word, for example, -ed, -ful, -ly, -ing, -able and -less.
Words with ‘ei’ and ‘ie’
Exceptions to this rule include leisure, height, weight.
Some examples of ‘ei’ words are deceive, receive.
to agree to receive or do
to change or make a difference to
a result; to bring about a result
in, or at, a place or time
belonging to several people or things
to suggest indirectly
to draw a conclusion
indicating movement toward
also, as well as, adding emphasis
The Smarthinking Writer’s Handbook contains detailed information about grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure, with topics that include: