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Summer 1

Spelling sentences 29.4.22 Test 6.5.22


Adding -ful -less -ness suffixes

Add suffix to root word with no change to root word except 2 syllable words ending in y, remove y add - i

eg mercy- merciful    happy - happiness  penny- penniless


We were full of happiness when we found our playful cat.

The cheerful lady was thankful to recover from the illness.

Unfortunately, the homeless man dropped his money which left him penniless.



Spelling sentences 6.5.22 Test 13.5.22

Spelling rule add suffix - ous



suffix is a letter or a group of letters that can be added to a word to change its meaning.

  • Adding the suffix -ous turns a noun into an adjective. It means 'full of'.

'Dangerous' means 'full of danger'.

Some words don't have a root - eg obvious

  • When you add -ous to a word ending with 'e', drop the 'e'.

'Adventure' becomes 'adventurous'.

  • When you add -ous to a word ending in 'y', replace the 'y' with 'i'.

'Fury' becomes 'furious'.

  • When you add -ous to a word that ends with 'our', 'our' becomes 'or', then add -ous.

'Humour' becomes 'humorous'.

It is obvious that eating poisonous plants is dangerous.

The Egyptians built enormous pyramids in various locations in Egypt.

Howard Carter is a famous archaeologist who made a tremendous discovery.