The path of least resistance flows downhill.
be been have has had
does do done did
over above about under after
before behind for from into
how because or then why
Issues that have come up in my own typing tell me that I need to focus early on, on those words that people actually type most often, regardless of letter combinations. The next several lessons will do that. In later editions of this course, they will be presented much sooner.
At the moment, I don’t know for certain which of two ways to finger “him,” so I’ve presented both ways.
Here are the same words, only fingered with “pr” as the hook.
The combination “pre” presents a dilemma. Although in a perfect world there would be no hooks and we would alternate hands at all times and forever; here, either “pr” or “re” must be a hook. And as yet I’ve found no good reason to think it must be one way and not the other. (Either way, typing the “e” with the right hand would make no sense at all.)
So, I’m about to present all the same words, fingered two different ways. In this lesson, we will use “pr” as the hook. In the next lesson, we will use “re” as the hook.
Another difficult combination. Again, “r” is normally typed with the off hand, and “ea” is a hook.
Continue reading Lesson 19: Words containing “rea”
Here we find that in the combination “ear,” normally “ea” will be a hook typed with the left hand, and the “r” will be typed with the right. “Sear,” “wear,” “sears,” “wears” and “seared” are exceptions.
For me, this is the most difficult letter combination so far. Until now, we have always specified that the combination re be typed with r on the right hand and e on the left hand. Here, I had to make either or or re a hook — or with the right hand, or re with the left. I chose the latter. Continue reading Lesson 17: Words containing “ore”
rower sower tower cowers flower
lowers mowers powers rowers sowers
slower towers bowers cowered lowered
powered towered flowers flowered