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In the Learning from Love theme, it talks about how <loveable> is accepted by a British publishing house even though it doesn’t follow the rules about adding a vowel suffix to a base with a single silent <e> and that we should accept both <loveable> and <lovable>.

I am curious about this.  One of my kids pointed out that <able> is not only a suffix but a base on its own (I am able to…).  Because we do not change bases when we build a word with two bases (ie. daycare) could this usage be from adding two bases love + able -> loveable or from adding a base plus the suffix love/ + able -> lovable?  What other affixes can also be bases? Interesting to look into that one, I think!

Just a thought I had.

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