Spelling Correction Rules in English Grammar

By Sandeep Baliyan|Updated : June 6th, 2017

Today we are providing you all with some Spelling Correction Rules in English  Grammar for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. It is very important to have an understanding these rules in English Grammar. We hope that you will like our post. This topic Spelling Errors of English Section is asked in all SSC Exams. Check the below table to know number of questions from Spelling Errors asked in SSC Exams.

Exam

Number of questions

Marks

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1

2-3

4-6 marks

SSC CPO 2017 Tier 1

5

5 marks

SSC CHSL Tier 1

2-3

4-6 marks

SSC MTS

5

5 marks

You have to practice previous yearly asked Spelling Error questions and you will easily get 4-5 marks.

10 Golden Rules on Spelling Correction in English Grammar

Rule 1:  When the suffix “full” is added to a word, one “ I” is removed.

  • Faith + full = faithful
  • Use + full= useful

Rule 2: If the word to which the suffix “full” is added ends in “ll”, one “I” is removed from the word also.

  • Skill +full = skilful
  • Will + full= wilful

Rule 3:  Words of two or three syllables ending in single vowel + single consonant double the final consonant if the last syllable is stressed. Eg-

  •  Permit + ed = permitted
  • Occur + ing =occurring
  • Control + ed =controlled
  • Begin + ing = beginning

Rule 4: Consonant ‘L’ is doubled in the words ending in single vowel + “I” before a suffix beginning with a vowel eg.

  • Signal + ing = signalling
  • Repel + ent = repellent
  • Quarrel + ed = quarrelled
  • Travel + er = traveller

Rule 5: Words ending in silent “e”, drop the “e” before a suffix beginning with a vowel eg.

  • Hope + ing = hoping
  • Live + ed = lived
  • Drive + er = driver
  • Tire + ing= tiring

Rule 6: If the suffix begins with a consonant “e” is not dropped e.g

  • Hope + full = hopeful
  • Sincere + ly= sincerely

But,

  • True + ly = truly
  • Nine + th = ninth
  • Argue + ment = argument

Rule 7:  A final “y” following a consonant changes to “i” before a suffix except “ing”. Eg.

  • Carry + ed = carried
  • Happy + ly = happily
  • Marry + age = marriage
  • Beauty + full = beautiful

But,

  • Marry + ing = marrying
  • Carry + ing = carrying

Rule 8:  A final “y” following a vowel does not change before a suffix. Eg:

  • Obey + ed = obeyed
  • Play + er = player
  • Pray + ed= prayed

Rule 9: When the suffix “ous” is added to a word ending in “ce”, “e” is changed to “i”. 

  • Space + ous= spacious
  • Vice + ous= vicious
  • Malice + ous = malicious
  • Grace + ous= gracious

Rule 10: When the suffix “ing” is added to a word ending in “ie”, “ie” is changed to “y”.

  • Lie + ing= lying
  • Die + ing = dying
  • Tie + ing= tying

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Sonukumar Yadav
Thank u sir for giving rule
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This is helpful for chsl ?
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Vandna ShrmaMar 16, 2019

मुझे इंग्लिश बोलनेऔर समझने में बहुत दिक्कत आती है । मै अपनी इंग्लिश कैसे ठीक करूं कृपया मदद कीजिए।
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Philip Kumar Digal
Please do provide such kind of materials to us sir
Nani Prashanth
Good I think it will work out
Preeti Negi

Preeti NegiSep 28, 2020

Can't understand 3rd one 😐

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