#7_English_Grammar_Rules_You_Need_to_Get_a_Higher_IELTS_Score7. Watch Out for Frequent Spelling Mistakes
Here’s a list of frequent spelling mistakes students make. Make sure you understand the rule behind each mistake so that in the IELTS Writing exam
you don’t make these mistakes!
📝 Double l
in adverbs. Normally, you can add –ly
to many adjectives and turn them into adverbs. For example, interesting becomes the adverb interesting ly
. However, if the adjective ends in l
already, then its adverb will have a double l
🔆 Beautiful ⇒ beautifu -ll
📝 Adding -ing
to verbs. If the verb ends in an -e
, then the -e
is dropped before you add -ing
🔆 Live ⇒ liv -ing
⇒ liv -ed
🔆 Fake ⇒ fak -ing
⇒ fak -ed
📝 If the verb ends in a (consonant + vowel + consonant) pattern of letters, then we double the final consonant when adding -ing
🔆 Plan ⇒ planning ⇒ planned
🔆 Stop ⇒ stopping ⇒ stopped
📝 If the verb ends in -ie
, we change it to –ying
when adding -ing
🔆 Lie ⇒ lying
🔆 Die ⇒ dying
Now have a look at the following sentences and correct the spelling mistakes if you find any. Some sentences are correct.
20. I have never studyied Geography and I regret it.
21. They’ve been planing to visit, but never got the chance to do it.
22. The clock stopped working hours ago.
23. I’ve been listenning to this lecture for one hour and I still don’t get the point of it.
24. The little girl is tying her shoelaces.
25. He was fixing his bike when I got there.
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