Spelling the word endings -able and -ible

Some more of the most common -able and -ible words.

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(See 'Learning tips' below.)

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English spelling Learning tip

1. First write or type just the -able words, so you get used to seeing that letter pattern.

2. Try to link the words you are learning with other -able words, and with the letter 'a'.
For example:
Annabel is adorable, desirable and excitable.
It's inevitable that your tax account will be payable by April.

3. Repeat for the -ible words.

4. Then try the online Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity for these words.



Help spelling English words able
comfortable words
acceptable
adaptable
admirable
adorable
advisable
agreeable
available
avoidable
bearable
believable
capable
changeable
chargeable
conceivable
considerable
debatable
desirable
despicable
durable
educable
excitable
excusable
expendable
foreseeable
forgettable
forgivable
impassable
impeccable
indescribable
indispensable
inevitable
inflammable
inflatable
insufferable
irreplaceable
irritable
justifiable
knowledgeable
laughable
manageable
manoeuvrable
measurable
objectionable
operable
palatable
payable
penetrable
perishable
practicable
preferable
pronounceable
readable
regrettable
reputable
sizeable or sizable

Help spelling English words ible
horrible words
accessible
admissible
collapsible
combustible
compatible
convertible
credible
defensible
detructible
digestible
divisible
eligible
extendible
feasible
flexible
forcible
gullible
incredible
intelligible
invincible
negligible
ostensible
perceptible
permissible
plausible
possible
responsible
reversible
susceptible
tangible

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Unit 27: Spelling the endings -able and -ible

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