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Words ending in e
When a suffix beginning with a vowel (e.g. ing, -able, -ous) is added to a word that ends in e, we usually drop the e.
Some words have two possible forms before able and age. Note that the form without e is more common in most cases.
love loveable or lovable
When final e is not dropped
Final e is not dropped from words ending in ee, -oe, or ye.
Final e is not dropped from words ending in a consonant + e.
Final e is dropped from words ending in ue.
In words that end with ce and ge, we do not drop e before a or o.
Judg(e)ment and acknowledg(e)ment can be spelt with or without the e after g.
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