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  1. Good! A penmanship pointer: the base of the r and the l should rest on the line of writing, not under it: so for the word “learning”, if you start the stroke slightly above the line (and not on it) it will be better.

    As you said, there is no t in "catch" (nor in "ketch"). Incidentally, both pronunciations of "catch" are accepted, but in Gregg we write it with the a.

    I see lots of oo-hooks and o-hooks that should not be written, but that is because you haven't studied that part of the manual more than likely. The oo-hook is omitted in "study" and "pronunciation", and the o-hook is omitted in "some" ("something") and also "pronunciation", and instead of a o-hook, “word” is written with an e. And since "write" does not have oo-hook, "written" doesn't have it either:

    "For instance" and "it would be" are phrases that are the combinations of brief forms: "for", "instance" ("instant"), "it", "would", and "be":

    Notice that there is a little break between the two n's of "pronunciation" and the t and the d of "it would be." That little break in the outline is called a "jog" and it is used when you have two straight line strokes going in the same direction that do not blend with each other.

    (Also, I would suggest that you also post a corrected sample, so that you can make it look like a before and after. It would help you in your learning! 🙂 )

  2. Thanks, Carlos.  I like that jog.  I've seen it a time or two but I haven't read about it yet.  I'll take your advice on posting a corrected version.

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