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Unit 32: Spelling the endings -et -ot -ate -ite

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Unit 32: Word endings: -et, -ot, -ate, -ite

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Spelling the endings et, ot, ate or ite

Rarely, this same unstressed sound is spelled with ei:
Counterfeit bank notes can be a problem.
-give up
He will forfeit his chance of promotion.
We've had a surfeit of food and drink

homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words 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.

signet -
1. a seal for documents
2. type of ring

cygnet - young swan

A seal made from red wax is a signet.
Jill gave her boyfriend a signet ring.

The cygnets swam behind the mother swan.
Learning tip to help your spelling A signet ring is sign of true feelings.

carrot - orange vegetable

carat - unit of weight (200mg)
Carrots are said to be good for eyesight.

Precious stones are measured in carats.

racket -
1. bat with strings
2. loud noise
3. illegal trading

raquet - bat with strings

He broke a string in his racket.
Stop that awful racket !
Selling fake watches is a racket.

Raquet is another spelling for racket.

1. a person who divines the future
2. someone who speaks by divine inspiration
The prophet said a holy man would come
profit - revenues over time The amount of sales will determine the profit.

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