NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Remembering Spelling Rules, Continued
Almost all words that have the "cede" sound at the end use the letters -cede to
-Cede as an
represent that sound. Examples are:
This table shows exceptions to the spelling rule.
One word in the English
language uses -sede to
spell the "cede" sound.
Three words in the
English language use
-ceed to spell the "cede"
A group of words ending in the sound "iz" (long i followed by z, as in the word
-Ise, -ize, or
"prize") spell this sound using -ise, -ize, or -yze. Use the following guidelines to help
you spell words ending in the sound "iz."
Most words spell the sound with -ize as in the word realize.
Approximately 35 words end in -ise. Some of these are exercise, disguise, compromise,
surprise, surprise, supervise, likewise, and advertise.
Only four commonly used words end in -yze. These are analyze, catalyze, electrolyze,
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