This week's spelling rule is adding suffixes to words ending in y.
If the root word has a vowel before the y, just add the suffix.
e.g play = plays / 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
Vowels are a , e , i , o and u.
Consonants are all of the other letters in the alphabet.
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 =
Can you think of 5 more words that end in a y and try to add a suffix to them (-ed/-ing/-ful/-ness)?