Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spelling words starting with "for" and "fore"

Words beginning with "for" and "fore" are easily confused.

"Fore" is short for "before", so words that have the meaning of "before something" often start with "fore".

Here are the correct ways of spelling some of the most common of these:

forbear - when it means "abstain"

forebear - when it means "ancestor"

forbid

foreboding

forefather

foreclose

for ever - when it means "for all time"

forever - when it means "unceasingly"

forefather

forego - when it means "go before" or "precede"

forgo - when it means "do without"

forestall

forswear

forewarn

Many people incorrectly write the word "forfil" when they mean "fulfil".
There is no such word as "forfil".

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