Teacher with two adult learners.

When you add word endings to some words you have to think about what happens to the letters in the word. Some go missing and some stay the same.

For example, what happens to the letters in ‘danger’ when you add the word ending ‘-ous’? Nothing happens. The word ‘danger’ stays the same. But what about, the letters in the word, ‘humour’, when you add ‘-ous’? The letter ‘u’ disappears from ‘humour’ and results in ‘humorous’.

Tasks

Task 1 - practice

Task 2 - changing letters

In some words, the letters change when you add a word ending. For example, in the word, ‘vary’, the ‘y’ changes to an ‘i’ when you add the word ending, ‘-ous’, resulting in, ‘various’.

Task 3 - practice