So what if I can’t spell ‘Armagedon’ it’s not the end of the world! ……….However learn syllable division rule 4 & you will know to double the ‘d’!
In my opinion, the ability to read and spell ‘pseudowords’ is an essential skill, with the ongoing introduction of technical and medical new words to the English vocabulary e.g. “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”!
The “I before E except after C” rule applies to only 6 root words, there are more than 900 words that break this rule eg vein, veil & seize