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LEARNING to make a difference

Tuesday 13th October

L.O: To add the suffix "ly". 

 

What are adverbs?

Adverbs are words that describe the verb. Remember, Verbs are doing words. Adverbs can tell you a lot about the verb, like where, why, when or how often something is happening. 

A lot of adverbs end in 'ly'. You can add this suffix to lots of roots to make them into adverbs. 

 

For example, quick can become quickly.

 

Can you find the adverb in this sentence?

She would bravely creep up and spy on scary man.

 

Well done - the adverb is bravely.

 

Now add "ly" to the following words.

slow

nervous

safe

shy 

sad

kind

weak

 

Now sometimes, before you add the suffix "ly", you have to change the root word.

If the word ends in a "y", then you have to change the "y" into an "i", but only if the root word has more than one syllable. For example, happy becomes happily.

If the root word ends with "le", then get rid of the "e" and just add the "y". For example, gentle becomes gently

If the root words ends with "ic", then you need to add "al" before adding the "ly." For example, basic becomes basically. 

 

Now you try with these words:

angry

simple

frantic

 

 

 

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