-able or -ible?

-able or -ible?
This is a common mistake many spellers come across when spelling a word that ends with the sound /ə-bəl/. There are many -ables but very few -ibles, so try to memorize all the ibles, and then you won't make this mistake quite as often. Here are the -ibles in alphabetical order. (All the rest are ables.)

-ibles
A
accessible
addible
admissible
apprehensible
ascendible
audible
B

CD
deducible
deductible
defensible
depressible
destructible
diffusible
digestible
dirigible
discernible
dispersible
distractible
divisible
E
edible
educible
eligible
erodible
erosible
eruptible
eversible
evincible
excludible
exhaustible
expansible
expressible
extendible
extensible
F
fallible
feasible
flexible
forcible
frangible
fusible
G
gullible
H
horrible
I
illegible
immersible
immiscible
impartible
impassible
imperceptible
impermissible
implausible
impossible
impressible
includible
incomprehensible
incompressible
incontrovertible
incorrigible
incredible
indefeasible
indefectible
indelible
inducible
ineludible
inexhaustible
infallible
infrangible
infusible
ingestible
insensible
insusceptible
intelligible
interruptible
invertible
invincible
irascible
irreducible
irrepressible
irresistible
irresponsible
irreversible
J

K

L
legible
M
mandible
miscible
N
negligible
O
omissible
ostensible
P
partible
perceptible
perfectible
permissible
persuasible
plausible
possible
producible
Q

R
reconstructible
reducible
remissible
reprehensible
repressibe
reproducible
resistible
responsible
reversible
revertible
risible
S
sensible
submergible
submersible
suggestible
suppressible
susceptible
T
tangible
terrible
transfusible
transmissible
U

V
vendible
visible
W

Z

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