6. What is meant by good usage?
The usage, or custom, of the best speakers and writers of the times.
7. How do we know when we have spelled
a word correctly?
By reference to the Dictionary?
8. What is a Lexicographer?
An author of a dictionary.
9. Can we spell by Rules?
Because there are too many exceptions.
11. What makes a rule in Orthography?
Whenever a letter is silent, or usually so, a rule is formed.
12. Why is c placed before r in acre,
To preserve the hard sound of c.
13. What is the rule for Digraphs?
A digraph must have one vowel silent.
14. Give rule for E final.
E final is silent when another vowel precedes it in the same
15. What effect does final E have on
the preceding vowel?
It usually preserves its long sound.
16. When is B silent?
Before t, or after m, in the same syllable.
17. When is C silent?
Before k in the same syllable; also, before z, l, or
t, in a few words.
18. When is D silent?
Before g in the same syllable.
19. When is G silent?
Before m or n in the same syllable.
20. When is H silent?
After g or r in the same syllable; and h final after a
vowel is always silent; also, in a few words after t, and
initial in a few words.
21. When is L silent?
After a when followed by f, m, k, or v, except in the
word valve; also, before d in could, etc.
22. When is M silent?
Before n in a few words.
23. When is N silent?
Final after l or m.
24. When is P silent?
Initial before n, s, or t.
25. When is S silent?
In a few irregular words; as, isle, puisne, viscount,
26. When is T silent?
Before ch in the same syllable; also, in Christmas, eclat,
27. When is V silent?
In two words only—Sevennight and Twelvemonth.
28. When is W silent?
Before r in the same syllable also, in whoop, sword, two,
29. When is Gh silent?
After i in the same syllable; also, after au and ou in some
30. When is Ch silent?
In a few words; as, drachm, yacht, etc.