This answer has some great insight on adding -able to the word "scrape". I'm wondering if there is any reason to use "fadable". "Fadeable" has a very clear pronunciation and is how I would guess it should be written because the e makes the a long. Am I missing anything?

  • I'm very interested in this because some words I just know drop the "e", as in "use" -> "usable", while other words look weird to me, for some reason, if the "e" is dropped. Words ending in "-ce" and "-ge" generally keep the "e" to maintain the soft "c" and "g"--but then we have the alternative spelling "knowledgable" for "knowledgeable" (which goes along with "judgment" and "judgement"). – Green Grasso Holm Apr 5 '18 at 16:20
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    Please include the research you’ve done. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 5 '18 at 17:45

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