Week commencing 31st Jan
Review the spelling rules for the suffixes -ant / -ance / -ancy and -ent / -ence / -ency below.
Now complete the enclosed worksheet.
Now try this on-line game.
This week's spelling pattern:
Words with the suffix -able or -ably (these suffixes are more common than -ible or -ibly).
The rule is that these suffixes are added if there is a related word ending in -ation;
e.g. adoration and adorable or adorably.
If the –able ending is added to a word ending in –ce or –ge, the e after the c or g must be kept as those letters would otherwise have their ‘hard’ sounds (as in cap and gap) before the a of the –able ending;
e.g. replace becomes replaceable.