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    Spelling Rules: y as the Last Letter

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    If a word ends in a y preceded by a consonant, change the y to i before adding any suffix, unless the suffix is ing.

    worry worrisome worrying
    study studious studying
    lazy laziness  
    try tried trying

    If a word ends in a y preceded by a vowel, form the plural by simply adding an s.

    key keys
    day days
    play plays

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