Letter-for-Letter Spelling

When a person is spelling a name, there are several rules that apply: The spelling looks exactly as the name looks when simply typed. …My name is James Edwards, J-a-m-e-s E-d-w-a-r-d-s. Leave spaces where there are spaces in the name. …My name is Mark Van Meter, V-a-n M-e-t-e-r. If someone says “cap” or “capped,” there are two choices: …My name …

/seed/ Words

(Think this may have gone out earlier, but I want to make sure.) There are twelve words in the language that end with the sound “seed.” There are three different spellings for that sound: -sede, -ceed, and -cede. Here is the breakdown: supersede (the ONLY word in the language with this spelling) exceed, succeed, proceed (acroynym ESP to help you …

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Oh, my.¬† We are losing the battle, I do believe. …extremely rare occurance… Though there are no rules for ance versus ence, one would think that the more common words would be spelled correctly. While I am here, I just want to remind you that I am starting my series of punctuation seminars on March 2. Check out all the …