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W/B 20.04.20 - -ly suffix

How does ‘happy’ become ‘happily’?

 

happy

What do you notice about the words?

They all end in -y, they give information about nouns and the word class is an adjective.

 

angry

easy

shy

dry

greedy

nosy

lazy

mad

hungry

 

happily

The words are now adverbs and tell us how something is said or done e.g. the boy happily ate his chocolate. Have you spotted that -ily and ly have changed the end of the words? If the adjective has more than one syllable then you change the y to an i and add ly. If it is a one syllable adjective then you add -ly to the end of the word.

angrily

easily

shyly

dryly

greedily

noisily

lazily

madly

hungrily

 

Activities:

  1. Can you practise each word? Get a grown up to say the adjective (happy, mad, hungry), can you write the word as an adverb (happily, madly, hungrily)?
  2. Write each word in a sentence to ensure you understand the meaning, e.g. I was happily playing with my sparkling unicorn.
  3. Can you finding the missing words in the 'Lazy Cat' activity?
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