"Bye-bye - e”: Suffix (-ed) and (-ing)

"Bye-bye - e” Rule: Drop the “e” (at the end of a base word) before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.

Suffixes are endings (-ing, -ed) added to base/root words that show action.

Ex: "race" ends with the vowel "e"; therefore drop it when adding -ed—because the suffix -ed  begins with a vowel. race - raced

Ex: The base word “ride” ends with “e”; this (e) is dropped ("bye-bye") when adding a suffix (ending) that begins with a vowel – (-ing) begins with the vowel “i”. ride - riding

A double vowel would be incorrec(rideing).

These base words show action; sometimes we call an action word a “doing” word or verb.

 Read the words listed below. 

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bake baked baking
chase chased chasing
dine dined dining
hike hiked hiking
hope hoped hoping
judge judged judging
live lived living
love loved loving
race raced racing
trade traded trading
use used using
wave waved waving

   

Dictation/Spelling Practice for (bye-bye “e”) words.

Review—"Bye-bye - e” spelling rule: Drop final “e” before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel, (-ing) (-ed)

example: take – taking.

Remember to drop the e (at the end of the base word) when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.

 

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Read these sentences.

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Create two original sentences. Include one or more base words + (-ed) or (-ing) in each sentence. Remember these base words show “action”. Your writing should reflect correct spelling, good penmanship, proper spacing, and correct usage of upper and lower case letters. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!).

 

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Please illustrate your favorite sentence.