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Study the word list: Words where ´y´ does not change

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

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frying
I'm frying burgers for supper.
turkeys
Lots of turkeys are eaten at Christmas. *
valleys
Many river valleys were flooded in the storm.
boyish
Her new dance partner has very boyish looks.
greyish British English spelling
She is so ill her face is a greyish colour.
enjoys
Lee enjoys the craft of wood carving.

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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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