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Study the word list: When to drop the final e

Drop the e when adding a vowel suffix. Keep the e when adding a consonant suffix.

take Do you know how long it will take us to get there?
taking I enjoyed taking my dog for a walk.
hate I hate this foul weather.
hateful He gave me a hateful look.
brute The bully of the class was a brute.
brutish We disliked his brutish manner.
joke The joke was funny.
joking My uncle is always joking.
use I'll use this glue to fix my model.
using She was extra careful when using the knife.
useless The umbrella was useless in the wind.
blame The police officer tried to extricate himself from blame.
blameless The police said the truck driver was blameless.
safe My shed will be safe with this padlock on the door.
safely Cross the road safely when the traffic stops.
Pole In our group of friends, there is one Hungarian, one Pole, and one American.
Polish Have you ever tried Polish food?

Learn more about these words in Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'

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take
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take
taking
hate
hateful
brute
brutish
joke
joking
use
using
useless
blame
blameless
safe
safely
Pole
Polish

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