final letter “y”, following a vowel, yet representing another syllable

Is there a word in English, in which the final letter “y”, while following a vowel, would represent another syllable? For example, in the words “worry”, “story”, “sassy” the final letter “y” stands for one syllable (wo-rry, sto-ry, sa-ssy), but it doesn’t follow a vowel. On the other hand, in such words like “boy”, “say”, … Read more

Beautiful vs Beautifull

I am always confused between beautiful (ends with single L) and beautifull (ends with double L). I noticed that in the dictionaries it’s written with one L but maybe also the second form is correct and just not considered common and hence the dictionaries don’t mention it. In my phone automatic corrector both of the … Read more

Reason or rule for pronunciations [closed]

Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post. Closed 11 months ago. Improve this question I am not a native English speaker and I am learning English. Sometimes I will … Read more

Cancel(l)ed vs cancellation

cancel, vb., makes canceled and canceling in AmE. Yet, in cancellation the -l- is doubled (-ll-) because the accent falls on the third syllable. It’s etymology is Can·ce(l)·la·tion Mid-16th c. Latin cancellat-, past participle of cancellare (cf. can·cel·(l)ing) Longman Pronunciation dictionary reads -ation ˈeɪʃən bears the primary word stress. In words of four or more … Read more

Troposkein or troposkien? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question I found two different spellings (troposkein and troposkien) in different resources, which one should I use in the context of … Read more

Contramot or contramote

There is a term in Russian (the noun контрамот) made up of Latin соntra (against) and motio (motion). Means something like “moving in the opposite direction”. How would it be spelled in English – соntramot or соntramote? Answer The relevant analogues would be “promote” (v.), “promotion” (n.), “remote” (adj.), “emote” (v.), “emotion” (n.), “motion” (n.). … Read more

Visualize and Visualise national recognition? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: -ise or -ize in IELTS writing (2 answers) Closed 10 months ago. Which spelling is recognized more as the proper spelling globally? Answer “Globally” doesn’t make sense. There are several dialects of English, with different spellings of some words. Generally there are two groups of dialects: American and British … Read more

To distinguish between American and British spelling [closed]

Closed. This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Add details and clarify the problem by editing this post. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question Words are :- theater, behavior , litre, dialogue , tire, program, omelette, cheque, pajamas, realize . Answer I think you’re … Read more