Silent E with Suffixes- Multisensory Monday

Posted by Brainspring on 22nd Feb 2016

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Multisensory Monday Sarah’s Spelling Rule. Today we go over the 2nd of the Three Great Spelling Rules: Silent E plus a Suffix.

(In case you missed it, Spelling School will be back in 2 weeks.)

Silent E Plus a Suffix

When adding a suffix beginning with a vowel to a base word ending in silent e, hide the e.

Don’t “drop” the e: you must “hide” the e.

The e doesn’t completely go away because the word is still read as if the e is there. The e is just hidden by the beginning vowel of the suffix.

hidden-1433132-639x426shine+ing= shining

nice+est= nicest

rude+er= ruder


To e or not to e Base Words

To e or not to e Suffixes

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