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
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.
9) arrogance (two r’s)
10) becoming (becom [-e] +ing)
11) righteous(right + e + ous)
itis = inflammation bell = war
audi = hear cap = take
13) auditory related to hearing
14) belligerent hostile, warlike
15) capture to take someone or something by force
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)