Questions about words spelled with either *-able* or *-ible*.

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in-able ? un-able?

Suffix -able adds meaning "being able" to a word. I know that. Prefix in- and un- mean "not" or some negative meaning. I know that. However, when it comes to mixing of these, I am confused. ...
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comprehendible vs comprehensible [closed]

Just got into a debate at work whether comprehendible is a word. It appears as I type this that comprehensible is preferred in Firefox's dictionary. However, when I used Outlook's spellchecker it ...
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“Indispensible”: is it correct?

Today, I saw a news headline on BBC News. It says: Nuclear power is 'indispensible' says safety agency. As far as I know, the correct word should be "indispensable". Is it a typo (an example ...