Dictionaries and Spelling Rules

Some people still root for dictionaries and some people wanna see them gone in the age of cellphones and apps. I used to be one of the students who carry a dictionary everywhere and make a good use of it , Times has changed and I see  some online tools and apps that are taking their places.

These are my top free online dictionaries


Worksheet

Use the Dictionary to Spell Words PDF


Spelling Rules

Nouns ending in -y

If the noun ends with a consonant plus -y, make the plural by changing -y to -ies:

singular plural
berry berries
activity activities
daisy daisies

Nouns ending in -f or -fe

With nouns that end in a consonant or a single vowel plus -f or -fe, change the -f or -fe to -ves:

singular plural
knife knives
half halves
scarf scarves

If the noun ends with -ch, -s, -sh, -x, or -z, add -es to form the plural:

singular plural
church churches
bus buses
fox foxes

An honorable mention

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My dictionary in my student years
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