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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Monday 11th January

This week's spelling rule is adding suffixes to words ending in y.

 

Rule

 

If the root word has a vowel before the y, just add the suffix.

 

e.g play = play/ played / playing

 

If the root word has a consonant before the y, change the y to an i and then add the suffix.

 

e.g spy = spies / spied 

 

Remember

 

Vowels are a , e , i , o and u.

 

Consonants are all of the other letters in the alphabet.

 

Task

 

Add suffixes to the following words that end in a y.

 

Look to see if the letter before each root word is a vowel or a consonant. 

Decide whether to just add the suffix or to change the y to and i and then add the suffix.

 

monkey + s = 

 

baby + es = 

 

jelly + es = 

 

try + ed = 

 

beauty + ful = 

 

trolley + s =

 

city + es = 

 

berry + es =

 

employ + ed = 

 

busy + ness = 

 

Extension

 

Can you think of 5 more words that end in a y and try to add a suffix to them (-ed/-ing/-ful/-ness)?

 

 

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