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.