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Suffixes: Spelling Review Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

CHAPTER 6 WORD LIST

    adjective
    adverb
    annoyance
    awareness
    comforting
    conjugate
    conveyer
    drawing
    easily
    enjoyable
    envious
    fatten
    happily
    hotter
    inexcusable
    infamous
    instructions
    irreplaceable
    judgment
    lazier
    noun
    pitiful
    plural
    referral
    relaxant
    respectable
    runner
    singular
    tasty
    trafficking
    unemployment
    verb

ANSWERS TO PRACTICE

  1. comforting. If a word ends in anything besides a consonant + vowel + consonant combination, the final consonant will not be doubled. (suffix rule #6)
  2. enjoyable. Words that end in vowel + -y combinations keep the final y when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  3. runner. If a one-syllable word begins with a consonant + vowel + consonant combination, the final consonant will be doubled when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #4)
  4. drawing. One-syllable words that end in -w do not double the final consonant. (exception to suffix rule #4)
  5. easily. When the base word of an adverb ends in -y, change the -y to an i before adding -ly (suffix rule #3)
  6. lazier. On words that end in consonant + -y, change the final y to an i when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  7. tasty. Base words that end in a silent e drop the final e before adding suffixes that begin with vowels. (suffix rule #2)
  8. respectable. Words that end in two consonants should not double the final consonant. (suffix rule #6)
  9. judgment. Most words that end in -ge keep the final e as a pronunciation guide; judgment is an exception. (This is actually an exception to the exception to suffix rule #2.)
  10. hotter. One-syllable words with consonant + vowel + consonant combinations get the final consonant doubled before adding suffixes that start with vowels. (suffix rule #4)
  11. unemployment. Words that end in vowel + -y combinations keep the final y when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  12. happily. When the base word of adverbs ends in -y, change the -y to an i before adding -ly (suffix rule #3)
  13. pitiful. On words that end in consonant + -y, change the final y to an i when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  14. infamous. Base words that end in a silent e drop the final e before adding suffixes that begin with vowels. (suffix rule #2)
  15. awareness. Most words that end in silent e keep the silent e when adding suffixes that begin with consonants. (suffix rule #1)
  16. annoyance. Words that end in vowel + -y combinations keep the final y when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  17. envious. On words that end in consonant + -y, change the final y to an i when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  18. inexcusable. Base words that end in a silent e drop the final e before adding suffixes. (suffix rule #2)
  19. irreplaceable. Words that end in -ce or -ge keep the final e when adding suffixes. (exception to suffix rule #2)
  20. conveyer. Words that end in vowel + -y combinations keep the final y when adding suffixes. (suffix rule #3)
  21. instructions. When a base word does not end in a consonant + vowel + consonant combination, do not double the final consonant before adding a suffix. (suffix rule #6)
  22. trafficking. When adding a suffix that begins with a vowel to a word that ends in -ic, add a -k before the suffix. (exception to suffix rule #5)
  23. fatten. When a one-syllable base word ends in a consonant + vowel + consonant combination, double the final consonant when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel. (suffix rule #4)
  24. relaxant. Words that end in -x or -w do not get doubled when added to suffixes that begin with vowels. (exception to suffix rule #4)
  25. referral. When a base word of more than one syllable ends in the consonant + vowel + consonant combination and the accent is on the final syllable, double the final consonant when adding the suffix. (suffix rule #5)
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