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2. g. ably, singly, terribly. Exception: supplely (distinguished from the noun and verb supply). 3. g. drily, happily. Exceptions: shyly, slyly, spryly, wryly. 4. g. matily. 5. g. basically, scientifically. Exceptions: politicly (from the adjective politic, distinguished from politically, from the adjective political), publicly ( ° not publically). 6. , are regular). 7. Final -y is exceptionally changed to i before -ly in daily, gaily (greyly, coyly are regular). 35 -or and -er =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=­ These two suffixes, denoting 'one who or that which performs (the action of the verb)' are from Latin ( through French) and Old English respectively, but their origin is not a sure guide to their distribution.

Uncomplaining, undisputed, unperturbed); rule 3 overrides rule 5 (unconscionable); rule 4 overrides rule 5 (unimpressible). g. dying lying tying vying Exceptions: hie, sortie, stymie make hieing, sortieing, stymieing. 31 -ize and -ise =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=­ -ize should be preferred to -ise as a verbal ending in words in which both are in use. 1. The choice arises only where the ending is pronounced eyes, not where it is ice, iss or eez. So: precise, promise, expertise, remise.

9. g. embodiment, merriment. 10. g. happiness, cliquiness. Exceptions: dryness, flyness, shyness, slyness, spryness, wryness; busyness (distinguished from business). 51 Difficult and confusable spellings =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=­ (not covered in previous entries) The list below contains words (i) which occasion difficulty in spelling; (ii) of which various spellings exist; or (iii) which need to be distinguished from other words spelt similarly.

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