"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 incorrect (rideing).
These base words show action; sometimes we call an action word a “doing” word or verb.
Read the words listed below.
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.
Read these sentences.
- I baked a cake and hoped for the best.
- I chased my friend and raced away.
- Jack hoped to go hiking today.
- I hope I get a prize after the judging.
- I traded my skates for a used bike.
- I asked Deb if I could use her eraser.
- I waved to the dragon that lived in a cave.
- Mom smiled and gave me a loving hug.
- I placed the gift and smiled at the child.
- As Dad was leaving he closed the door behind him.
- I closed the box and moved it away.
- I waved at Jon when we passed him.
- I used to live in Del Mar and loved living by the beach.
- My cat died. She used to hunt mice.
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 (!).
Please illustrate your favorite sentence.