General English Spelling Rules


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One of the general English spelling rules is: I before E except after:

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1. One of the general English spelling rules is: S never follows:

2. One of the general English spelling rules is: Double the consonant when adding a suffix that starts with:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The English language has many rules when it comes to spelling words. With this practice test, you'll be asked to identify several spelling rules and determine how to treat the vowels and consonants in various types of words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following common English spelling rules:

  • Letters that I comes before
  • The letter that S never follows
  • When to double the consonant when adding a suffix
  • The sound DGE makes
  • Which letters get doubled when they're at the end of a single syllable word

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on general English spelling rules
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of English spelling to answer questions about the treatment of doubled consonants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific rules involving suffixes

Additional Learning

If you want to better understand the rules of English spelling, read the related lesson, General English Spelling Rules. The lesson covers the following:

  • Define several of the most useful spelling rules
  • Identify different languages that English borrows words from
  • Understand that many spelling rules have exceptions