Spelling list: 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 The car battery has run dry.
dried A dried plum is called a prune.
happy We all sang "Happy birthday to you".
happiest The birth of our baby was the happiest day of my life.
reply I need a reply by the weekend.
replied Have you replied to that email?
fly Birds fly high in the sky.
flies Help me get rid of these flies.
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 The ponies in the field looked very cold in the snow. *
study You will need to study hard to become a doctor.
studies A zoologist studies animals.
beauty Was this actor chosen for her talent or her beauty?
beautiful There's a beautiful view from my balcony.

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* This sentence was added by a Spellzone user.

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