Spelling - Eliminating 'e': Activity 2
Sort the examples into two groups
hope + -ed → hoped
nice + -est → nicest
rude + -est → rudest
bake + -er → baker
mine + -er → miner
mine + -ed → mined
- DROP 'E' GROUP: hope + -ed → hoped, nice + -est → nicest, rude + -est → rudest, bake + -er → baker, mine + -er → miner, mine + -ed → mined
(If they were in the KEEP 'E' group they would have a double e – final e of base + initial e of suffix - but they do not.)
How are these examples different from the examples we looked at before?
- The suffixes start with e.
Do they fit the pattern identified in Activity 1?
- They do fit the general pattern we found earlier: when the suffix starts with a vowel, we drop the final e of the base word.
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