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AirbusA321

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Why is "useful" spelled with just an "u" but "you" with "yo" before the "u" although they sound pretty much the same?
 

Rover_KE

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And why is there a u in four and fourteen but not in forty?
 

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The name of the letter begins with a consonant sound so we write a "u".

A comprehensive dictionary will help you understand why English words are spelled as they are.
 

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When it comes to English spelling, it's best never to ask "Why?" :lol:
 
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