What is a suffix?
Suffixes are little words added to the end of a word like -ment, -ing, -er, -ed, -tion...
enjoy + ment = enjoyment
defend + ing = defending
dedicate + ed = dedicated
calculate + tion = calculation
Rule 1: When a word ends in a silent letter 'e', drop the 'e' if the suffix you are using begins with a vowel.
adore + able = adorable
calculate + ing/tion = calculating/calculation
But if the word ends in 'ce' or 'ge', you must keep the final 'e' if the suffix begins with the letters 'a' or 'o'.
change + able = changeable
courage + ous = courageous
Let's start the activities!
Choose the correct spelling of the word change + able (changeable/changable)
The correct answer is changeable.
Choose the correct spelling of the word adore + able (adorable/adoreable)
The correct answer is adorable.