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Adding '-es' to verbs ending in 'y'

I can add the suffix -es to verbs that end in 'y'.

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Year 2

Adding '-es' to verbs ending in 'y'

I can add the suffix -es to verbs that end in 'y'.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. A suffix is a letter or group of letters at the end of a word which creates another word.
  2. The 'y' is changed to 'i' before '-es' is added.
  3. Verbs agree with the noun they are paired with.

Common misconception

Children may assume the rule applies to all verbs with no exceptions.

Remind children that rules are for most spellings, but not all. There are exceptions to the taught rule such as I play - She plays.

Keywords

  • Verb - a doing or a being word

  • Suffix - a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning

Put many of the verbs into clauses and sentences and say them aloud to encourage children to identify what 'sounds' right, when adapting verbs. Also, make connections between other spelling patterns, when the 'y' is replaced with an 'i'.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: They had there turn on the swings.
Correct answer: their
thier
there
ther
Q2.
Select the verbs.
Correct answer: swimming
dog
Correct answer: carry
man
Correct answer: jump
Q3.
Select the words containing the suffix -es.
Correct answer: boxes
less
jumps
Correct answer: babies
Q4.
Select the verb that makes sense in this sentence: She __________ to the park everyday.
Correct answer: walks
walk
walking
Q5.
Select the verb that makes sense in this sentence: He __________ when he falls over.
Correct answer: cries
cry
crying
Q6.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: There were two baybees in the buggy.
babys
babyes
Correct answer: babies

6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: I have lessons at scool.
Correct answer: school
skool
scool
Q2.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: I drink water evree day.
evree
Correct answer: every
evry
Q3.
Select the verb that makes sense in this sentence: He __________ a big bag to school every day.
carry
Correct answer: carries
carrying
Q4.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: My mum worrys when I am home late.
worryes
Correct answer: worries
worrys
Q5.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: He trysvery hard.
Correct answer: tries
trys
tryes
Q6.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: He crys when he misses his friends.
Correct Answer: cries