Only use full when full

Do you know what I mean by “only use full when full“?

Which is the correct spelling?
hopeful or hopefull?
beautiful or beautifull?
grateful or gratefull?
wonderful or wonderfull?
ful or full?

Watch the video and find out (or explanation below)

When we add -ful to the end of words it changes the meaning, like beautiful, wonderful, stressful, helpful.

But do we use -ful or -full at the end of words? A single l or double ll? Ful or full?

Which is the correct spelling?
hopeful or hopefull?
beautiful or beautifull?
grateful or gratefull?
wonderful or wonderfull?

Answers
Hopeful
Beautiful
Grateful
Wonderful

Most good spellers see what looks right. Did you?

Can you see there’s only one l in — ful?
-Ful in these words is called a suffix which is a little word we put on the end of words to change the meaning.

So there’s only one way to spell these words and that’s with a single l.

But many people aren’t sure or don’t know this rule and use full with double l but as we know now it’s got to be with a single l.

We only use full when full when it’s alone:
Full up
Full on
Full marks
A full sandwich

But when we add –ful to the ends of words it’s a single l.
By adding the suffix ending -ful to words we can make adjectives like:
beautiful
wonderful
useful
successful
dreadful
careful
helpful
frightful
delightful
forgetful

We can also add -ful to nouns:
bucketful
mouthful
handful
cupful
spoonful
pocketful
bagful
headful

This is one of the most straight forward and easiest spelling rules – remember only use full when full.