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11.23: Sometimes [l] is <l>, Sometimes <ll>

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Sometimes [l] is <l>, Sometimes <ll>

1.Underline the letters that spell [l] in the following words:

\begin{align*}& \text{finally} && \text{collie} && \text{taillight} && \text{dollar} \\ & \text{cathedral} && \text{collapse} && \text{allegiance} && \text{ability} \\ & \text{respectfully} && \text{allies} && \text{annually} && \text{shallowness} \\ & \text{jewellike} && \text{followers} && \text{college} && \text{illogically} \\ & \text{ballads} && \text{illustration} && \text{lieutenant} && \text{colleague}\end{align*}

2. Sort these twenty words into these two groups:

3. Seven of the seventeen words with [l] spelled <ll> have the <ll> in them because of assimilation in the prefix: In three of them the <m> in com- has changed to an <l>. In two the <d> in ad- has changed to an <l>. In two the <n> in in- has changed to an <l>. Find these seven words and sort them into these three groups:

4. Sometimes when you add a suffix that starts with <l> to a stem that ends in <l>, you get <ll> because of simple addition: heel + less = heelless. Four of the sixteen words that contain <ll> have two <l>s because in them a suffix that starts with an <l> has been added to a stem that ends with <l>. Find the four and sort them into these two groups:

5. Among the words with [l] spelled <ll> there is one compound word in which the <ll> is due to simple addition. That word is ______________

6. There are also five words with [l] spelled <ll> because of the VCC pattern at work. The four are

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