If At First You Don’t Succeed…

I’ve noticed so many spelling errors in documents I read that I have concluded many people pay no attention to their spellcheckers.

Here are some words that all end with the same sound, “seed,” but can be separated into three categories:

SEDE—Only one English word ends with this: supersede.

CEED—Only three English words end with this: succeed, proceed and exceed.

CEDE—All other English words ending with the “seed” sound use this: intercede, precede, accede, etc.

I still encourage you to pay attention to the markings your spelling and grammar check programs make on your documents.

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One response to “If At First You Don’t Succeed…

  1. I see’d what you did there!  

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