In some words, in order to add a suffix, the final e is dropped or the final y is changed to an i. When this happens to a word that has a short form in braille, the short-form word cannot be used—to do so would result in a misspelling. Examples:
When a word ending in an e is changed by the addition of d or r, as in received or receiver, the short-form word is used as it keeps its original meaning. To prevent doubling the e in such words, be certain that only the single letter, d or r is added—not the ed or er contraction. Examples:
• When in print ing is added to the words declare, rejoice, conceive, deceive, perceive, or receive there may be a temptation in braille to simply add the ing contraction to the short form, but to do so would result in a misspelling. Note that there are special short forms for these words ending in ing.