Spelling - Changing 'y' to 'i': Activity 3 Advanced

Sort the examples into two groups: pattern before '-s'

CHANGE 'Y' to 'IE'
KEEP 'Y'
boys
memories
envies
obeys
denies
annoys
betrays
relies
enjoys
monkeys
flies
hurries
babies
accompanies
tries
turkeys
chimneys
days
plays

Answers

  • CHANGE 'Y' TO 'IE' GROUP: memories, envies, flies, hurries, babies, accompanies, tries
  • KEEP 'Y' GROUP: boys, obeys, monkeys, turkeys, chimneys, days, plays

These words show plural -s added to a noun or present tense -s added to a verb. When do we change y to ie and when do we keep it?

  • The general pattern holds, with y changing to ie before -s

Do we find the same exception as we found before (for the y to i rule), for items where there is a vowel letter before the final y (like boy)?

  • Yes, there is no change when there is a vowel letter before the final y.

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