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Spelling Rule Exceptions for a Suffix: Drop the Final E

A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the


meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an
adjective. Some common suffixes are -er, -est, -ful, and -able. When a word
ends in e, we often drop the e before we add the suffix.
Examples:
wide widest (not wideest) move advisable (not adviseable)

Add the suffix in parenthesis to each of the following words.

1. sure (est) ___________________________ 11. adore (able)___________________________

2. love (able) ___________________________ 12. white (er) ___________________________

3. late (er) ___________________________ 13. remove (able)_ ________________________

4. use (able) ___________________________ 14. large (est) ___________________________

5. cute (est) ___________________________ 15. erase (able)_ __________________________

6. believe (able)__________________________ 16. safe (er) ___________________________

7. fine (er) ___________________________ 17. desire (able)___________________________

8. excite (able) ___________________________ 18. brave (est) ___________________________

9. nice (est) ___________________________ 19. loathe (ful) ___________________________

10. awe (ful) ___________________________ 20. move (able)___________________________

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Name: ______________________________

Spelling Rule Exceptions for a Suffix: Drop the Final E

A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the


meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an
adjective. Some common suffixes are -er, -est, -ful, and -able. When a word
ends in e, we often drop the e before we add the suffix.
Examples:
wide widest (not wideest) move advisable (not adviseable)

Add the suffix in parenthesis to each of the following words.

surest adorable
1. sure (est) ___________________________ 11. adore (able)___________________________

lovable whiter
2. love (able) ___________________________ 12. white (er) ___________________________

later removable
3. late (er) ___________________________ 13. remove (able)_ ________________________

usable
4. use (able) ___________________________ largest
14. large (est) ___________________________

5. cute (est) cutest


___________________________ erasable
15. erase (able)_ __________________________

believable
6. believe (able)__________________________ safer
16. safe (er) ___________________________

7. fine (er) finer


___________________________ desirable
17. desire (able)___________________________

excitable
8. excite (able) ___________________________ bravest
18. brave (est) ___________________________

9. nice (est) nicest


___________________________ loathful
19. loathe (ful) ___________________________

awful
10. awe (ful) ___________________________ movable
20. move (able)___________________________

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