What is the correct preposition to use with the verb "to spell"? I'm trying to write a sentence "this sound is usually spelled by the letter "e". I'm not sure if I should say "by the letter "e" or "as the letter "e". Or maybe both variants are not correct? :)
I don't think that "spelled" is the right verb here at all, as spelled describes a word. I think you should say written, eg
The /æ/ sound is typically written as "a" or "ah".
I would say "spelled with" as mentioned in a comment. Or I would use no preposition at all.
exaggerated" is spelled with double "g".
there are a few words in English where the "g" sound is spelled "gg".
Google Ngram Viewer produces a few "spelled by" and "spelled as", though
The letter “e” sound can be short as in ‘red’, long (as in scream), or none/silent (as in ‘done’).
A better way to say it is “this sound is usually spelled by the letter ‘e’ as in red/scream/done [or any other phonic sound of ‘e’].”