Spelling the /k/ sound at the end of words: c, k
or ck ?
|| 1. When the /k/
sound comes straight after a short vowel sound we usually spell it
2. When the /k/
sound comes after another consonant,
we usually use the letter k
||The -ick words have
an extra rule:
At the end of a one-syllable word, use ick
In words of more than one syllable, use only ic
||If the word has more than one syllable, it's long enough
already so ic is quite enough - no need to add another letter!
||Compound words are
words made up from two separate words, for example:
|air + sick = airsick
|pin + prick = pinprick
In these cases, you must stick to using ck
at the end.