Spelling words ending -ly and -ect
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