question of -ible and -able

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It is possible that Permissible is spelt this way rather than any other because of the random nature of some English spellings. In the 1500s there was a push mainly by government-led scriveners to decide upon spelling. The decisions these men made were, in some cases, arbitrary. This may be one reason why sometimes the logic of English escapes us.
 

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Why permissable is not correct spelling?
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Your sentence grammar is not correct. 'Why is permissable not correct spelling?' is correct.
In an English question, generally all the question words have to come first in the question sentence.
Is permissable not correct spelling? :tick:
Why is permissable not correct spelling? :tick:
 

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Thanks to Mr. Micawber, I now know of this site: Spelling: Suffixes -ible and -able

I find the article to be missing from either sentence, by the way.
Why is this not THE correct spelling.
 

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Thanks to Mr. Micawber, I now know of this site: Spelling: Suffixes -ible and -able

I find the article to be missing from either sentence, by the way.
Why is this not THE correct spelling.
You have changed the sentence from 'Why is permissable not correct spelling?'
I think "the" is optional, at least in the "permissable" sentence.
 
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Really? I think it requires the article. I read "spelling" as the noun. You must see it as an activity.
 

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Really? I think it requires the article. I read "spelling" as the noun. You must see it as an activity.
No, I also consider "spelling" as a noun. Consider this conversation, in explanation of how I read the role of "the".

Is permissable correct or not correct spelling?
Not correct.
(Why)(How) is permissible not correct spelling?

I am interested to know other people's opinions.
 
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