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"Preparing Minds for the Future;
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Lesson 27

Suffixes -ful, -ly, -ion

Spelling Focus: When adding -ful, -ly, or -ion to most base words, the base stays the same: slowly. To words ending in y, change y to i: beautiful. To words ending in e, drop the e when the suffix begins with a vowel: location.

  1. powerful
  2. peaceful
  3. beautiful *
  4. slowly
  5. safely
  6. daily
  7. suddenly
  8. carefully
  9. action
  10. location
  11. cheerful
  12. painful
  13. thoughtful
  14. weekly
  15. lately
  16. truthfully
  17. hopefully
  18. invention
  19. correction
  20. pollution

*indicates words that are most commonly misspelled by fourth graders in their writing.