Spelling words ending -ly and -ect

    Listen carefully to the way people speak. Notice how they
    often run one word into another or drop the end off a word
    altogether. Ask someone to read this sentence aloud
    a few times:
            "Sally popped down to the shops."
    Listen particularly to "popped down". Did it sound like "popt"
    or did they just miss out the -ed completely? Very often the
    sound of a word isn't much help in telling you how to spell it.

    1. Some endings can be heard clearly enough to help us spell
    them. Here are two of them. Copy out the following words:
     

    slowly

    inspect

    happily

    project

    normally

    neglect

    separately

    recollect

    positively

    architect



    If you make lists of words that have similar patterns you will
    soon become a better speller.  

    2.  Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.



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Focus Words

normally

happily

project

suspect

neglect

generously

architect

recollect

separately

defect