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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.

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take
Take a peek at the sleeping baby.
taking
Shaun is taking a History course.
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 wasn’t funny because it was crude.
joking
My uncle is always joking.
use
I'll use this glue to fix my model.
using
The boy ate his ice-cream using a spoon.
useless
Don't waste your money on fizzy drinks.
blame
I blame you for that accident. *
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
Run the flag up the pole.
Polish
My new workmate is Polish.

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

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