Advice to bad
The first step for Internationl English
Cut out surplus letters
Cut out surplus letrs
What is a surplus letter?
- 'Surplus' letrs are useless. They dont show you how to
pronounce a word or help you to know its meaning.
- Surplus letrs mislead lernrs.
- Spelrs make mistakes because they do not know what the missing
letrs are or where they should go.
Streamline! Save time, energy, paper, money and
by leaving out useless letrs in words.
You can cut out
When the extra letters are useless
Exampls of words without surplus letrs
When they don't tell you how to pronounce a word
Over 56% of writers leave out surplus letrs in acomodate - so - spel it
Dubld letrs are useful when
they tel you how to say a word e.g
hopping rather than
and showing the stress in
When they mislead readrs about how to say a word, and make
words hardr to spel, as in technically, foreign, people,
guarantee, sieve, queue discipline
tecnicly forin peple garantee
siv Q disiplin
When silent 'e' misleads readrs and spelrs
(Silent final 'e' is useful when it shows that an erlier
vowel is pronounced as a long vowel,
as in finite, minute (small), live (not liv)
infinit minut liv composit
simpl litl privat detectiv
The 'Sixteen Word Spelling Test' can show you that nobody (almost)
can spell properly when it comes to putting surplus letters in the
Some of the following words may be spelled 'incorrectly'. Write
out all the words in conventional spelling:
Where do you start?
in emails, the Web, letrs, whenever you like.
See Experimental Materials you can use in your own spelling experiments
The Second Step for Internationl English
F for PH
Internationaly, F and not PH
is the usual spelling for Greek-origin words
and English spelling is moving that way too.
fotograf cardiograf fantasy grafic
TELEFONE FOTOGRAF CARDIOGRAF FANTASY GRAFIC FONETIC
For further steps you can take next in
International English Spelling
for the next
Spelling Part 2
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