The "Hard C" Sound

"Do you know?" and Others Reading The "Hard C" Sound 1 minute Next The Word "What"
When a word ends in the "hard c" sound -- mimic, static, picnic -- you want to maintain that sound in all forms of the word. Since "ci" and "ce" sound like an "s," you need to alter the spelling to keep the "hard c" sound. When adding an ending that begins with an "i" or an "e" to a word that ends in "ic," add a "k" before the ending. ...picnicked, picnicking ...mimicked, mimicking ...staticky Happy punctuating! Margie