4.6 Verbs, Adjective, Adverbs and Spelling: Changing y to i        

downloadable y to i worksheet  

 

Consider the following data.

 

carry      carried

copy      copied

enjoy      enjoyed

supply    supplied

cry           cried

fly             flying

supply    supplying

study      studying

spy          spying

busy        busier

greedy     greedier

lonely     lonelier

lucky      luckiest

tiny         tiniest

sly           slyly

shy          shyly

 

Write a rule that accounts for the cases when we change the y to i and when we leave the y unchanged.

 

What form of word would be a counterexample to your theory?

 

Come up with some more data to see if your theory needs to be revised.

 

 

key words: spelling, verbs, adjective, adverb, suffixes, morphology

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2f Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2d Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. 

 

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