Worksheet: Adding a suffix to words ending in -y

          In suffix 7A lesson we learned the following patterns:
    *If the word ends in a vowel + y the base word doesn't change:
       delay + ed = delayed
       employ + ment = employment
    *If the word ends in a consonant + y ,
    when you add any suffix except -ing,
    then change the y to i:

       reply + ed = replied
       busy + ness = business
       pity + ful = pitiful
       but reply + ing = replying

    Fill in the gaps in the following chart. The first row is done for you.

    Base word Suffix New word
    pretty est prettiest
    noisy ly  
    easy   easiest
      ed supplied
    try ed  
    heavy est  
    marry   married
      ment employment
    mystery ous  
    apply   appliance
      ous envious
      age marriage

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Focus Words

replied

replying

prettiest

noisily

easiest

tried

appliance

envious

marriage