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If you add ing or ish the y does not change. If there is a vowel before the y , the y does not change.

frying They cooked breakfast in a frying pan.
turkeys Lots of turkeys are eaten at Christmas.
valleys Many river valleys were flooded in the storm.
boyish He was still boyish despite his age.
greyish British English spelling His skin had a greyish tinge which worried the doctor.
enjoys He enjoys running.

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

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Other lists from Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'

Words with doubled letters
No need to double
Examples of suffixes
When to drop the final e
Change y to i
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