Adding a suffix to words ending in silent e

    In a previous worksheet we said that a key thing to notice about a
    suffix is whether it starts with a consonant or a vowel.
    Look at the following silent e words and see
    what happens when you add a suffix

    In a previous worksheet we said that a key thing to notice about a
    suffix is whether it starts with a consonant or a vowel.
    Look at the following silent e words and see
    what happens when you add a suffix

    Base word +consonant
    suffix
    Base word +vowel
    suffix
    hope hopeless note notable
    state statement calculate calculation
    spite spiteful reserve reservation
    late lately late latest
    extreme extremely expense expensive

    Have you spotted the pattern? When you add a
    consonant suffix the base word doesn't change.
    When you add a vowel suffix, drop the silent e.

    Now add suffixes to the following to make new words.
    Remember to drop the e when adding a vowel suffix.
    (Note that y is regarded as a vowel suffix,
    so laze + y = lazy)

    Base word
    + suffix
    New word Base word
    + suffix
    New word
    excite+ing
    arrive+al
    blame+less
    spice+y
    waste+ful
    care+ing
    place+ed
    place+ment
    Swede+ish
    create+ion
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