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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.