ick and ic rulebreakers and homophones

Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules

We know of five words which break this rule:


tic (see below).
limerick a humorous five-line poem.
derrick a kind of crane that moves heavy weights or a framework that sits over a platform.
maverick a person who follows his or her own rules.
gimmick a trick to attract attention.

homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake -
so it is especially important to learn them.
tick -
a) a mark meaning correct:
b) the noise a clock makes.
c) insect that burrows into flesh.

tic - small muscle movement.

Put a tick on the right word.
That old watch has loud tick.
The dog has been bitten by ticks.

He can't control the tic on his face.
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