What To Do With Words Ending in C

If words end in “c,” we need to add a “k” to keep the hard “c” sound when affixing the suffixes ed, ing, or y:

Picnic ————-> picnicking, picnicker, picknicked

Panic-————> panicky, panicking

Shellac———-> shellacking, shellacked

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under All things having to do with the English language

2 responses to “What To Do With Words Ending in C

  1. KATHY SANDEL

    Love these language tidbits….always fascinating. I have passed this on to all my progeny.

    >

    Like

  2. Thank you, from one word nerd to another!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s