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Pluralizing nouns ending in y When a Monkey becomes Monkeys!

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2 Pluralizing nouns ending in y When a Monkey becomes Monkeys!

3 Why is the y so special? When you have one monkey, it is spelled monkey So, why is more than one monkey spelled monkeys not monkies ?

4 Todays Task Today, we will learn the next rule for making nouns that end in the letter y plural, so that our monkey can become monkeys!

5 Last Weeks Words Last week, you learned the first rule of how to make nouns ending in y plural. You found out that if the y follows a consonant, you take off the y and add ies to the end! For example: Bunny = Bunnies Berry = Berries Baby = Babies

6 More than meets the y There is one more rule you will need to learn to make other nouns ending in y plural! If you memorize this rule, spelling will be much easier! Ready?

7 The New Rule If the final y follows a vowel, keep the y and add an s to the end. For example: Monkey The word Monkey has a y that follows the vowel e. So, we leave the y alone, and add an s! Monkeys

8 Try It Out! Based on the new rule, pick the answer that would be the plural form of: Tray a) Trays b) Traies

9 Correct! The noun tray ends with a y that follows the vowel a. To make it plural, just add an s! Trays

10 Try It Out! Based on the new rule, pick the answer that would be the plural form of: Key a) Keies b) Keys

11 Correct! The noun key ends with a y that follows the vowel e. To make it plural, just add an s! Keys

12 Try It Out! Based on the new rule, pick the answer that would be the plural form of: Toy a) Toies b) Toys

13 Correct! The noun toy ends with a y that follows the vowel o. To make it plural, just add an s! Toys

14 Congratulations! You now know all of the rules for making nouns that end in the letter y plural, and have successfully used the rule!

15 Using Your New Skill! It is important that you remember these rules in the future. Every time you see a noun ending in y try making it plural, just for fun! Everyone will be impressed with how well you can spell!


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