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Chapter 18. Guide to Spelling: Hooked on... > Attaching Prefixes and Suffixes: Bit... - Pg. 183

Guide to Spelling: Hooked on Phonics Word accidental drunken ski foresee + + + + Suffix ly ness ing able = = = = New Word accidentally drunkenness skiing foreseeable 183 1. If the letter before the final y is a consonant, change the y to i and add the suffix. Study these examples. Word hurry greedy + + Suffix ed ly = = New Word hurried greedily 2. Hurry doesn't follow the rule: hurry + ing = hurrying. Here are some other exceptions: dryly, dryness, shyly, shyness, babyish, ladylike. If the letter before the final y is a vowel, do not change the y before attaching a suffix. Word play destroy + + Suffix ing ed = = New Word playing destroyed 3. Here are some exceptions: laid, paid, said, mislaid, underpaid, unsaid. If the suffix begins with a vowel, drop the silent e. Here are some examples.