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Study the word list: General guidelines for adding other suffixes - part 1

If a base word ends in an e which is part of a split digraph, drop the e if the suffix begins with a vowel. Keep the e if the suffix begins with a consonant. Letters and Sounds, Phase Six.

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hope
Let's hope for some good weather.
hoping
I'm hoping my job will be made permanent.
hopeful
I was hopeful about the result.
like
I don't like the way you said that.
liked
Joe liked to slide on the ice.
safe
My shed will be safe with this padlock on the door.
safely
Cross the road safely when the traffic stops.

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