Spelling Unit # 9. Spelling “rule” of the week: When a word ends in y and is preceded by a consonant, usually change the y to i when adding a suffix that does not begin with i . Do not change the y if it is preceded by a vowel or if adding -ing .
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Spelling “rule” of the week:
When a word ends in y and is preceded by a consonant, usually change the y to i when adding a suffix that does not begin with i. Do not change the y if it is preceded by a vowel or if adding -ing.
Exceptions: dryness, fryer, pay--paid
Focus Rule Words:
1) beautiful (beaut [y to i] + ful)
2) mysterious (myster [y to i] + ous)
3) enviable (env [y to i] + able)
4) carrying (keep the y– adding ing)
5) happiness (happ [y to i] + ness)
6) comprise to be made up of something
A bike is comprised of a frame and two wheels.
7) connote to imply something else
His reluctance to act connotes cowardice.
8) denoteto mean something specific or literal
A red octagonal sign denotes a place to stop.
Commonly misspelled words:
9) arrogance (two r’s)
10) becoming (becom [-e] +ing)
11) righteous(right + e + ous)
itis = inflammation bell = war
audi = hear cap = take
12) tonsillitisinflammation of the tonsils
13) auditory related to hearing
14) belligerent hostile, warlike
15) capture to take someone or something by force
Commonly confused words:
16) does (verb)
Does that song annoy you?
17) dose (noun)
The doctor gave a dose of medicine.
18) remember (Remember each family member.)
19) experiencing(experienc [-e] + ing)
20) physician (phys + ician)