Spelling words ending with -le, -el and -al.

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Published on February 13, 2009

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'Towel', 'critical' and 'apple' all have the same pronunciation at the end of the word. So how do you know which spelling to use? Get help here.

Spelling - el - al - le endings by Johanna Stirling The English Language Garden

trav el , loc al, examp le All three endings sound the same – so how do you know which one to use? There are no rules… … but here’s some help

All three endings sound the same – so how do you know which one to use?

There are no rules…

… but here’s some help

 

And the answers are: -le -al -el

So if you don’t know which ending (and there’s no dictionary about) use the –le ending (for a 70% chance of being right!)

(and there’s no dictionary about)

use the –le ending

(for a 70% chance of being right!)

Now look at this …

Now look at this …

What do the letters in each of these two groups of have in common? b d f h k l t g j p q y

b d f h k l t

g j p q y

These b d f h k l t all have ‘sticks’ (parts of the letter that are tall)

b d f h k l t

all have ‘sticks’

(parts of the letter that are tall)

And these g j p q y all have tails (parts that drop below the line)

g j p q y

all have tails

(parts that drop below the line)

Do you notice anything about these words? table, apple, candle, single, rifle, cattle They all end with _____ . The letter before this ending has a _______ or a _______ .

table, apple, candle, single, rifle, cattle

They all end with _____ .

The letter before this ending has a _______ or a _______ .

And these? towel, travel, tunnel, camel, local, usual They all end with ___ or ___ . The letter before this ending has/hasn’t got a stick or tail.

towel, travel, tunnel, camel, local, usual

They all end with ___ or ___ .

The letter before this ending has/hasn’t got a stick or tail.

See? table, apple, candle, single, rifle, cattle towel, travel, tunnel, camel, local, usual ta b le , ap p le , can d le , sin g le , ri f le , cat t le, to w el tra v el , tun n el , ca m el , lo c al , us u al

table, apple, candle, single, rifle, cattle

towel, travel, tunnel, camel, local, usual

ta b le , ap p le , can d le , sin g le , ri f le , cat t le, to w el tra v el , tun n el , ca m el , lo c al , us u al

It’s not always true, but often -le words have a letter with a stick or tail before the ending -al and –el words have a letter without a stick or tail before the ending.

-le words have a letter with a stick or tail before the ending

-al and –el words have a letter without a stick or tail before the ending.

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