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Study: Change y to i

When you add a suffix to a word ending in a consonant + y, change the y to i , unless the suffix starts with i . To add s , change the y to i then add es

dry
I dry my hair with a towel.
dried
A dried plum is called a prune.
happy
The child was very happy.
happiest
It was the happiest day of my life.
reply
I need a reply by the weekend.
replied
Have you replied to that email?
fly
I love to fly my kite.
flies
He flies in the aeroplane to Spain.
nasty
A bully is a nasty person.
nastiness
The nastiness of some players spoiled the game.
pony
Did you have a ride on the black pony ?
ponies
Rosie loves to ride ponies.
study
You will need to study hard to become a doctor.
studies
A zoologist studies animals.
beauty
She loved watching beauty tutorials online.
beautiful
There's a beautiful view from my balcony.

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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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Words with doubled letters
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Words where y does not change
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