The word endings -ably and -ibly can sound similar and are often confused. 

  • Suffixes are a letter or group of letters added to the ending of words to change their meaning or function. The suffixes -ably and -ibly form adverbs from verbs.  
  • The suffix -ably is much more common than -ibly. 
  • Verbs are doing or action words (walk, jump, talk).  
  • Adverbs help describe verbs (walk slowly, talk quietly).


Now let’s start the activities!

Choose the correct spelling of the words ending in -ably and -ibly.