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Is there a "quote, saying" in remembering on how to spell words that end in el or le? Example: model, idle, angel, axel, asile. Thank you.
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To my knowledge, there is no mnemonic for that.
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Anonymousabout 70% of the time
Amusing rule there, but is 70% really enough accuracy to bother looking for sticks and tails? Emotion: smile

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For starters, most words you will encounter will have an le ending

Here is a simple rule I just learned... this works about 70% of the time.

le words have a letter with a 'stick' or 'tail' before ending in le- b d k t f h are stick letters because they have a higher point tail letters are g y p j q because they have a lower point.

commom le words with a stick or tail- table apple candle rifle cattle bottle

el & al words have a letter without a stick or tail towel tunnel camel local usual

of course you'll run into words like axle and model that are the opposite of what I'm teaching but for the most part the information above will help you out about 70% of the time. There is no dictionary rule about this grammer question so this is what I use and so far so good Emotion: smile

Happy spelling!!
That's probably the most unusual guideline I have ever heard. I'll be interested to see how well it works.
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Aw, I thought I might like looking for a little tail.
anonymous Is there a "quote, saying" in remembering on how to spell words that end in el or le? Example: model, idle, angel, axel, asile. Thank you.
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Yes. After all, every rule of the English language has some exceptions.
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