The UVic Writer's Guide
What Does The Word Sound Like?
This method of determining spelling may not be very effective
if one is dealing with a word like Wednesday, but it can assist in the spelling of a word like nonetheless, which is a synthesis of three other words whose spelling ought
to be familiar to most. Long scientific or technical words like
antidisestablishmentarianism are usually easy to spell syllable by syllable. Breaking words
down into separate parts makes them less intimidating.
Also note: if you make a mistake in the pronunciation of a word (saying "pronounciation," for example), you will probably spell it incorrectly,
so be sure to learn the correct way to say the word.
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This page updated September 23, 1995