Groups of Consonants






Groups of Consonants : Grammar & Spelling Tips




Words with a cluster of two, three or more consonants are easy to misspell. You may put the letters in the wrong order or use too few or too many:


• Remember to put the
n before the m in enmity and environment.


• Remember the first
h in ophthalmic, diphtheria and naphtha.


• Remember the
p in symptom.


• There is a double
h in withhold, but only one in threshold.


• Don't put a
p in hamster or a d in pigeon.


Some vowel combinations are tricky too.


a comes before u in gauge, but after u in guard.


u comes before o in buoy and buoyant.


• Remember all the vowels in manoeuvre.





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