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English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters

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You want to add the suffix 'ly' to the word 'graceful'. Which of the following is the correct spelling of your new word?

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1. You want to add the suffix 'ing' to the word 'trace'. Which of the following is the correct spelling of your new word?

2. You want to add the suffix 'ed' to the word 'fix'. Which of the following is the correct spelling of your new word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The doubling and dropping of letters when adding a suffix to a word may appear complicated at first. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to determine your understanding of these spelling rules. The quiz will ask you the correct spelling of the new words when adding 'ly' to 'graceful' and 'ing' to 'trace'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will ask you to identify the correct spelling of the following combinations:

  • 'fix' + 'ed'
  • 'notice' + 'able'
  • 'foul' + 'ed'

Skills Practiced

These skills are practiced with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English Language Arts lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to correctly combine the word 'trace' with the suffix 'ing'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the proper spelling of words after adding certain suffixes

Additional Learning

To understand more about these spelling rules, study the lesson titled English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters. Objectives that will be covered include:

  • Define suffix
  • Review the steps of the rules
  • Examine examples
  • Learn exceptions to the rules
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