Spelling - Changing 'y' to 'i': Activity 3 Advanced
Sort the examples into two groups: pattern before '-s'
- 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.