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Adding Suffixes to Root Words (-ly, -y) — Let’s Practise!

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Basics on the topic Adding Suffixes to Root Words (-ly, -y) — Let’s Practise!

Join Goopaw and practise adding the -ly and -y suffixes to root words.

Transcript Adding Suffixes to Root Words (-ly, -y) — Let’s Practise!

Goopaw says get ready to practise adding suffixes to root words. Remember, the suffix y usually changes nouns to adjectives or describing words and the suffix ly usually changes adjectives to adverbs or words that describe verbs. Add the correct suffix to the noun wheeze. Wheeze ends in a consonant then e, so drop the e and add y, to make the word wheezy. Let's look at another word. Add the correct suffix to the noun mist. Mist doesn’t have a short vowel sound or end with a consonant then e ,so just add the y, to make the word misty. Let's look at the next word. Add the correct suffix to the noun sun. Sun is a one syllable word with a short vowel and one consonant after the vowel, so double the last letter and add y to make the word sunny. Let's look at another word. Add the correct suffix to the adjective brave. Brave does not end with y or le, so just add ly to make the word bravely. Here is the next word. Add the correct suffix to the adjective easy. Easy ends with y, so swap the y for an i and add ly to make the word easily. Let's look at the final word! Add the correct suffix to the adjective cuddle. Cuddle ends with le, so drop the le and add ly to make the word cuddly. Goopaw had so much fun practising with you today! See you next time!