The Spelling Rules for Adding Suffixes

Do we drop the e or not

Do we double the consonant or not

Do we change the y or not

Do we change the f or not

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Add the suffix to the root word.

Type the whole word:

lady + s
chop + ing
escape + ing
use + ful
wood + en
safe + ty
duty + ful
nest + ing
chat + y
kidney + s
die + ing
inquire + y


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Unit 9: Adding suffixes: the spelling rules

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