A quick look at adding all, till, full to words.

Adding all, till, full to words.

In this lesson we're looking at what happens when we join all, till, full to words.

In my other lesson and video about full (Only Use Full When Full) we learned 
that when we add full to the end of a word we drop one 'L'.
use+ full = useful, helpful, beautiful, hopeful, painful, grateful...

We also drop the 'L' when we add full to the beginning of a word as in
 full + fill = fulfil, fulfilment, fulfilled.

Dropping one 'L' also occurs when we add all and till to words.

Un + till = until

We can use till on its own.

Until and till mean the same thing but till is more informal.

When we add all to the beginning of words we drop the 'L"

all + so = also
all+most = almost
alright  ( all right as two words is used in formal/business English)

*altogether (note that altogether and all together do not mean the same thing. Altogether means 'in total', as in there are six bedrooms altogether
whereas all together means 'all in one place' or 'all at once', as in it was
good to have a group of friends all together, they came in all together.

*Thanks to the Oxford Dictionaries online a brilliant resource.

Check out my video about joining till, full and all to words. Click here.

Let's do a spelling test. There are 6 sentences. As usual I'll read the sentence at regular speed then slow down. I'll read them 4 times.

Don't worry about mistakes, just try the spelling.

When You've finished check your spelling letter by letter. The answers are below.

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1. I'm always grateful when it's a beautiful day.

2. I stopped going to the gym altogether.

3. Although I don't have much money I always try and be happy.

4. He is always awful until all his tills are full.

5. I felt ill yesterday but I'm alright now.

6. I won't be fulfilled until I can spell well and write almost perfectly.

How did you do?   Remember you can keep coming back to this podcast - practice makes perfect.  


Thanks to  Joy Pollock SIgnposts to Spelling  


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