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Lesson 9   Final y words and suffixes


swayswaysswayedswaying
conveyconveysconveyedconveying
defraydefraysdefrayeddefraying
dismaydismaysdismayeddismaying
employemploysemployedemploying
 
subwaysubways
medleymedleys
attorneyattorneys
pulleypulleys
decoydecoys
 
applyappliesappliedapplying
defydefiesdefieddefying
envyenviesenviedenvying
tallytalliestalliedtallying
modifymodifiesmodifiedmodifying
 
celebritycelebrities
centurycenturies
penaltypenalties
gallerygalleries
agencyagencies
 
1.

How many of the words in the first column have a vowel before the final y? ________

What happens to the y in these words when a suffix is added?

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2. When the letter before the final y is a consonant, what happens to the final y when the suffix es or ed is added?

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3. When ing is added to any final y word, what happens to the y?

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Lesson Generalization

If the letter before a final y is a vowel, do not change the y when you add a suffix.

If the letter before a final y is a consonant, change the y to i before you add any suffix except ing. The y never changes before ing.



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