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Wednesday January 6th

LO To change 'y' to an 'i' and add 'ed'


Now yesterday there was a little trick in the work.

When a word ends in ‘y’ and you want to add ‘-ed’, look at the letter immediately before the ‘y’. If it is a consonant, you must change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then add ‘-ed’. If it is a vowel, just add ‘-ed


Vowels are:  a   e   i    o   u  



play --->played                              worry ---> worried               

enjoy --->enjoyed                          marry ---> married


Today you are practicing changing words that end in 'y' to past tense.

If the letter before the 'y' is a consonant then change the 'y' to an 'i' and add 'ed'

If the letter before they 'y' is a vowel leave the 'y' and add 'ed'.


Watch my video below where I practice using the rule and complete the work on paper on in your workbook.  Read all the words then write them carefully. 

Adding 'ed' to words ending in 'y'

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