This week’s spelling rule is adding the suffix -ly.
A suffix is a group of letters added on to the end of a word to make a new word with a different meaning.
When you add -ly to the end of the root word, there are some rules you need to remember.
Rule 1 – The suffix ‘ly’ starts with a consonant so it is added straight to most root words. E.g Kind becomes kindly.
Rule 2 - If the root word ends in a ‘y’, then you need to change the ‘y’ to an ‘I’ before adding ‘ly’. But only if the root word is more than one syllable. E,g Happy becomes happily.
Rule 3 – If the root word ends in ‘le’, then the ‘le’ is changed to an ‘ly’. E.g Simple becomes simply.
Rule 4 - if the root word ends in ‘ic’ then you need to add ‘al’ before ‘ly’ to make ‘ally’. E.g Frantic becomes frantically.
Underneath are a list of root words. Add ‘ly’ to these words using the 4 rules to help you.
quick late close happy funny lucky gentle
humble basic frantic dramatic friend simple nice
kind week lone near free