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You would drop the silent "e" when you add a vowel suffix


This rule is why I'm asking. :) I've seen the words both ways, and looking them up it seems both ways are correct for at least some of them. Some of the words I've never spelled by dropping the e, namely ratable, hatable, bitable, namable, shakable. I guess because to me the vowel then seems short? I would definitely spell them rateable, hateable, biteable, nameable, shakeable. I was curious how others spelled the words. For some reason sizable, salable, and livable seem more okay to me, though really livable and sizable would be the only ones I would drop the e.

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