|I can find only 5 words which break the ick / ic rules:|
|limerick||5 line humorous rhyme - from the place 'Limerick', named in one of the first poems of this type|
|derrick||framework over a platform such as an oil-well - from the name of a 1600 London hangman|
|maverick||an unbranded calf - or a person who follows his own rules - from the name of a Texas rancher who did not brand his cattle|
|gimmick||trick to attract attention - US, 20th century - origin unknown - if you can help, please contact us!|
|Homophones from this section:
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
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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Spelling the /k/ sound before a vowel - is it c or k ?