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    Question using e or i when writing

    Hi,
    I have a problem when writing some words that contains 'i' or 'e';
    like impossible, different, etc.
    i don't know where i must use 'i' or 'e', especially when am trying to write a word i just heard, and don't know how to spell it.
    is there any rule to work on?
    Regards.

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    Default Re: using e or i when writing

    Welcome to the forum, IbrahimS.

    Trying to spell a word that you have heard is very difficult in English. However, you can be reasonable certain that if you hear the vowel sound of 'bed' it will not be spelt with a letter i, and that if you hear the vowel sound of 'bid', it will not be spelt with a letter e.
    Last edited by Tdol; 13-Nov-2012 at 16:04. Reason: Tryinf -> trying

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    Default Re: using e or i when writing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, IbrahimS.

    Tryinf to spell a word that you have heard is very difficult in English. However, you can be reasonable certain that if you hear the vowel sound of 'bed' it will not be spelt with a letter i, and that if you hear the vowel sound of 'bid', it will not be spelt with a letter e.
    Thanks for your reply.
    that's what am doing usually, but still a little hard though.

    I noticed that the 'i' letter pronounced like an 'e' more than the 'e' letter.
    sorry for the poor explanation but i don't know how to explain it.
    is it right or not?

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    Default Re: using e or i when writing

    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahimS View Post
    I noticed that the 'i' letter is pronounced like an 'e' more than the 'e' letter.
    Can you give some examples of this? I can't at the moment think of a single word in which the letter i in a stressed syllable in a word has the pronunciation of the vowel in bed.

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