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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 unit 9

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.

Exceptions: dryness, fryer, pay--paid


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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)


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Academic Verbs:

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.


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Commonly misspelled words:

9) arrogance (two r’s)

10) becoming (becom [-e] +ing)

11) righteous(right + e + ous)


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Roots/prefixes/suffixes:

itis = inflammation bell = war

audi = hear cap = take


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12) tonsillitisinflammation of the tonsils

13) auditory related to hearing

14) belligerent hostile, warlike

15) capture to take someone or something by force


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Commonly confused words:

16) does (verb)

Does that song annoy you?

17) dose (noun)

The doctor gave a dose of medicine.


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Review Words:

18) remember (Remember each family member.)

19) experiencing(experienc [-e] + ing)

20) physician (phys + ician)


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