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    Exclamation -al, -el and -le word endings

    I was just wondering if there were any specific rules when it comes to spelling words that end in either -al, -el, or -le? Please need help asap!

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    Re: -al, -el and -le word endings

    • Choosing between <-el> <-le> <-ile> <-al> <-il>
      Options must be memorized, and no rules apply:
    <-le> is more frequent than <-el>:
    axle, battle, bottle, tackle, tickle, single, double, triple...
    angel, bushel, parcel...
    <-al> is common for adjectives and nouns
    biblical, burial, genial, habitual...
    <-il> is rare

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