Adding Vowel Suffixes

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Adding Vowel Suffixes

  1. 1. Rules For Adding Vowel Suffixes 111 Doubling Rule 211 Doubling Rule Silent e Rule
  2. 2. 111 Doubling Rule When adding a vowel suffix to • a 1 syllable word, • ending in 1 consonant • after 1 vowel • DOUBLE the final consonant before adding the suffix nap + ed = napped swim + er = swimmer
  3. 3. 211 Doubling Rule When adding a vowel suffix to • a multi-syllable word with the accent on last syllable • ending in 1 consonant • after 1 vowel • DOUBLE the final consonant before adding the suffix Kidnap’ + ed = kidnapped begin’ + er = beginner
  4. 4. Silent e Rule When adding a vowel suffix to words ending with a silent e • DROP the e before adding the suffix hope + ed = hoped take + ing = taking
  5. 5. Vowel Suffixes -ing -est -er -ed -y -able -ic -an -ory -ist -en -al -ish -ible -ance
  6. 6. Try your new skills write + ing ice + y dim + ly flat + est submit + ed pain + ful safe + er drop + ing sun + y girl + ish flat + en wet + ish lift + ed program + ing

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