How to spell accurately

Accurately Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

ac·​cu·​rate·​ly ˈa-kyə-rət-lē 



: in an accurate manner : without mistakes or errors

It is very difficult to predict the weather accurately.

The book's title does not accurately reflect its subject.

For the first time, Europeans could accurately visualize their continent in a way that enabled them to improvise new navigational routes instead of simply going from point to point. —Julie Rehmeyer

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accurately was in 1581

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How To Spell Words Accurately Always

It has been observed that poor spellers try to memorize the spelling as if it were an arbitrary string of letters to them.

It is true that arbitrary strings are very hard to remember, and it takes a lot of time to learn those things.

The following article will educate you about how to study spelling words.

Here, spelling strategies for students are described in detail, which will help them to improve as a seller.

Read the article carefully to know about the strategies that would help the student focus on the pronunciation of a word before seeing its spelling.

With this approach, the student gets to know that spelling is a meaningful map of pronunciation.

Hence, when the student understands the spelling as a pronunciation map, it becomes much easier for them to remember.



Say the word – night

  • Enunciate each syllable 

1. Stretch the word – /nnn-iii-t-t-t/

  • Work by syllables if necessary.
  • If a sound can't be stretched, stutter it.

2. Split up the sounds.

  • Work by syllables if necessary.
  • First sound? /n/
  • Next sound? /i/
  • Last sound? /t/

3. Count the sounds. 3

4. Draw blanks. ___ ___ ___

  • The blanks stand for the sounds.
  • Put slashes between syllables if necessary.

The Next Is To Help the Student in Learning the Spellings

5. Study the spelling.

  • Ask, what does [the pattern] say? In our example, what does igh say? Only ask about tricky parts.

6. Write the word – night

7. Give the meaning.

  • What does ______ mean? When it's dark out.


Check out the shortcut version of the above strategy: 

1.     Say

2.    Stretch

3.    Split up

4.    Count

5.    Draw blanks

6.    Record

7.    Study

8.    Write

9.    Give meaning


How Rhyming Can Help a Student to Spell Words Properly

One of the best strategies by which students can improve the spelling of words is rhyming.

The strategy will help the students to know how common sounds can be translated to common spelling.

Hence, teachers can introduce this concept through songs and even consider nursery rhymes to create rhyming word lists.

The rhyming concept will educate the student on how a single letter in a short word can help create rhyme with similar spelling like ‘dog,’ ‘fog,’ ‘log,’ etc.

This will help the student to know how many words they can make from a single route.



I hope the above blog has helped you to know about the strategies to spell words properly.

You can also have access to the dictionary as this would help you to know new words.

The new words build confidence, and thus, you can get plenty of parts correct while spelling the word

How to write correctly? / Legislative Duma of the Tomsk Region

Based on materials from the site

Words and turns of business speech that do not require punctuation marks

The list contains words and expressions, the punctuation of which is often asked by visitors
It should be remembered that these words are usually not distinguished by punctuation marks:

more or less
in a pinch
at best
in any case
in general
mostly in particular
in some cases
as a result of
in connection with this
in that case
at the same time
in general in this connection
in addition
at the same time
by all means
as a maximum
as a minimum
just in case
as a last resort
as far as possible
at least
as far as possible still
if (all) desired
if all (if)
at most
at least

What date should I put on the document? nine0006

The date of the document is the date of its signing, for the act - the date of the event, for the minutes - the date of the meeting, the decision.

When writing the date, Arabic numerals are used (a pair of digits for the number, a couple of digits for the month and four digits for the year), the separator is a dot:

  • 27.08.2007,
  • 09/01/2007.

An alphanumeric date is also possible: March 5, 1999, September 1, 2007

How to write, with or without a space: 1500; 150g. BC. / 1500, 150 BC e.? nine0003

Graphically, the presence of a space is a sign of a word. All abbreviations and figures should be separated: 2007, 2008-2014, from 2001 to 2008

Is it possible to write the date in the documents like this: 04/19/08?

The day of the month and the month are written in two pairs of Arabic numerals (with a dot), the year - in four Arabic numerals: 19.04.2008.

If the date is written in numbers (08/22/2007), is it appropriate to write “years” after 2007, and if appropriate, how to do it correctly?

If the date includes the day of the month (day), month and year, then different spellings are possible:

  • in digits: 08/22/2007;
  • in words and numbers: August 22, 2007; August 22, 2007;
  • only in words: August twenty-second, two thousand and seven.

If the date is written in digits, the year word or abbreviation y is not required after the date.

How to write correctly: 2000-2002 or 2000-2002?

Accepted abbreviation of the word years - years.

Should be written: 2000-2002 Such an abbreviation is read as "two thousandth - two thousand two years." nine0003

Please note: there is a dash between the numbers, no spaces on either side.

When writing a statement, is the “addressee” centered on the right edge or on the left, but on the right side of the sheet?

The attribute "addressee" is usually left-aligned, but always located on the right side of the sheet.

When to use extensions?

Accretion (letter case ending) is used in writing ordinal numbers: 10th class "B"; 11th grade student; 1st car from the center; 5th level of difficulty; take 2nd and 3rd places; early 90-s, 12th route.

Accretion is not used:

  • Recording cardinal numbers: dictionary in 4 volumes; work of 2 employees; a series of 12 exercises.
  • When recording calendar numbers: March 22, 2003, April 1, January 10.
  • If the number is indicated by a Roman numeral: II International Olympiad for schoolchildren in the Russian language; IX Congress, XXI century, Louis XIV.
  • In the numbers of volumes, chapters, pages, illustrations, tables, appendices, etc., if the generic word (volume, chapter) precedes the numeral: on p. nineteen6, in vol. 5, in tab. 11, in app. 1 (but: on the 196th page, in the 5th volume, in the 11th table, in the 1st appendix).

How to apply extensions?

The increment of the case ending in ordinal numbers indicated by Arabic numerals can be one-letter or two-letter.

According to the established tradition, the accretion should be one-letter if the last letter of the numeral is preceded by a vowel sound: 5th day (fifth day), 25th anniversary (twenty-fifth anniversary), in the 32nd edition (in the thirty-second edition), in 14th row (in the fourteenth row). nine0003

Accretion must be two-letter if the last letter is preceded by a consonant: 5th day (fifth day), to the 25th student (to the twenty-fifth student), from the 32nd edition (from the thirty-second edition), from the 14th row (from the fourteenth row).

If two ordinal numbers follow in a row, separated by a comma or joined by a union, the case ending is increased for each of them: 1st, 2nd cars; 80s and 90s.

If more than two ordinal numbers follow in a row, separated by a comma, semicolon or connected by a union, then the case ending is increased only for the last numeral: 1, 2 and 3 cars, 70, 80, 90 years.

If two ordinal numbers follow through a dash, then the case ending is increased:

b) for each numeral, if the case endings are different: in the 11th - 20th rows.

Source: Reference book of the editor and proofreader: Editorial and technical design of the publication / Comp. and general ed. A. E. Milchin. M., 1985.

How to punctuate the first sentence of a contract containing designations of contracting parties?

The correct punctuation in this phrase is: State Enterprise "Communication", hereinafter referred to as the "Enterprise", represented by General Director Alexander Mikhailovich Popovich, acting on the basis of the Charter, on the one hand and a citizen of the Russian Federation Babkin Ivan Vasilyevich , hereinafter referred to as the "Employee", on the other hand, have entered into this agreement as follows. ..

Please note that in this phrase, the words on the one hand and on the other hand act as a circumstance and are not introductory, and therefore do not require punctuation.

Do I need a comma after the words "Sincerely" at the end of a business letter?

It is customary to put a comma after the words “With respect”, despite the fact that the spelling rules do not regulate this case.

For example, correct:
Chief Accountant of LLC "Sea Landscape"
D.O. Ivantseva

Do I need a period after the signature in a business letter?

Do not put a dot after the signature in a business letter. In documents, including business letters, the signature acts as a so-called requisite (mandatory element) that does not constitute a complete sentence.

It should be noted that in newspapers and magazines there is a tradition to put a dot after the author's signature if the signature is located after the main text of the article. nine0003

What to put after the address Dear Mr. Ivanov - an exclamation mark or a comma?

The first phrase of a business letter - an appeal - may end with an exclamation point or a comma. If there is a comma, the text of the letter starts with a lowercase letter. If there is an exclamation point, we write the first sentence with a capital.

How to learn to write correctly? — Meduza


What happened?

On April 16, more than 700 cities around the world will host the Total Russian Language Dictation, the largest literacy test on the planet. On the eve of (remember how this word is spelled!) the dictation, Meduza asked the organizers of the action to remind readers of some rules. nine0003


I don't know any rules, but I write correctly!

Congratulations. Indeed, it is possible to write words without errors, even if you do not know what rule applies here. This is the so-called innate literacy (note: the words following , the so-called , are not quoted). Of course, it is not innate at all: if a child has never seen a single Russian text, he will not write the words girl, silver, mayonnaise without errors. The mechanism of "innate literacy" is this: when a child reads a lot, he simply learns how words are spelled. Hundreds of times seeing the word 9 in books0213 silver , a person remembers its graphic appearance, and he does not need to remember the rule "- n-/-nn- in adjective suffixes". But, of course, it is impossible to achieve perfect literacy without ever opening a Russian language textbook and a spelling guide.


How many spelling rules are there in Russian?

It is difficult to give an exact number, because it is not clear how to count: where is the boundary between the rules and sub-clauses of the rules? But some numbers can be named. The full academic reference book "Rules of Russian Spelling and Punctuation" prepared by the Spelling Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences, edited by V. V. Lopatin (M., 2006) contains 219paragraphs in the "Spelling" part and 167 paragraphs in the "Punctuation" part. If we consider each paragraph (regardless of its length) as a separate rule, then we can say that there are about 400 spelling rules in the Russian language.


What words do people most often misspell?

There are several "hot spots" of Russian spelling. This is the spelling of one and two letters and in participles and adjectives, the spelling of double consonants in Russian and borrowed words, the spelling and / s after prefixes, the use of hard and soft signs, especially in verbs on -tsya / -tsya , continuous / hyphenated / separate spelling of complex words, the use of uppercase and lowercase letters.


Let's go in order. Wrought iron grating or forged grating? How to distinguish between participles and adjectives?

Verbal adjectives formed from imperfective verbs (such verbs answer the question "what to do?") are written with one n : forged grate, fried potatoes, painted benches . Unlike verbal adjectives, participles are written with two and . Dependent words help to identify the sacrament: forged (by whom?) grate by the master, fried (on what?) potatoes on a frying pan , painted (by what?) benches with green paint


Why is it written preinfarction but postinfarction?

The fact is that these prefixes differ in origin. After prefixes of foreign origin hyper-, dez-, inter-, counter-, post-, sub-, super-, trans- for sound transmission [s] the letter and is written, for example: hyperinflation, disinformation, disintegration, counterplay, post-impressionism, postinfarction . And after Russian prefixes ending in a consonant, the letter s is written, in accordance with the pronunciation, for example: artless, hopeless, find, seek, play along, pre-infarction, background, search, improvise . Every self-respecting rule should have exceptions, and here they are too. After Russian prefixes inter- and super- spelled and : interpublishing, super interesting.


Remind the rule to -tsya / -tsya

The soft sign is written in the indefinite form of the verb, which answers the question “what to do?”, “what to do?”: swim, bite, count, butt . For example: baby loves (what to do?) swim . The soft sign is not written in the form of the 3rd person singular and plural. These forms answer the questions “what are they doing?”, “what are they doing?”, “what will they do?”, “what will they do?”: bathes, bites, counts, butts. For example: baby willingly (what is he doing?) bathing .


What is the letter of "you"?

The pronoun you is capitalized only when referring to one person and only in texts of the following genres: personal letters, business documents (statements, memos, etc.) and questionnaires. For example, in a statement addressed to the boss: I ask you to provide me . .. When addressing several persons you is written only with a small letter. Writing Dear customers! We invite you ... is a spelling mistake.


Within a month or within a month?

You need to remember the spelling of the following words and combinations:

- During something (during something), for example: during the month . But: bends in the course of the river .

- In conclusion something (at the end), for example: at the end of report . But: he wrote the article while in custody (under arrest).

- Due to something (for a reason), for example: lag due to illness . But: new details have appeared in the investigation of this case.

Remember also the spelling of adverb later.


Offshore or offshore? What is the rule here?

There are no rules for writing double consonants in the roots of borrowed words. More precisely, there is only one rule: such spelling is determined in dictionary order (according to the spelling dictionary). For example, they are written with a single consonant of the word aluminum, gallery, balustrade, amateur, impresario (yes, yes!), cappuccino, office, offshore, torero. But a double consonant is written in words abbreviation, accompaniment, appeal, corrosion, shelving, terrace, thriller, chlorophyll . In a word, every time, if in doubt, you need to look in the dictionary.


You said look in the dictionary. And in what?

The most complete spelling dictionary of the modern Russian language - Russian spelling dictionary edited by V. V. Lopatin and O. E. Ivanova. In 2012, the 4th edition of this dictionary was published. There is a convenient site "" on the Internet, where you can check the spelling, pronunciation, meaning of words, ask a question to the specialists of the Russian language help service, write interactive dictations.

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