Suffix ing – two syllables - Mersey Park Primary School

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HOMEWORK
Name: _________________________________ Date: _______________
Vowel suffix ‘ing’
These words change tense by adding ‘ing’ to a verb (doing word).
 Vowels are the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, all other letters are consonants.
 Vowels can make a short sound (‘a’ as in ‘tap’) or a long sound (‘a’ as in ‘tape’).
 A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
 Verbs are ‘doing’ words or actions (run, skip, jump, shout etc).
 Syllables are the beats in a word: ‘do’ (1 beat), ‘do-ing’ (2 beats), ‘un-do-ing’ (3 beats).
Spelling tip:
(list 4:5)
Multi-syllabic words with a short vowel followed by two or more consonants: just add ‘ing’.
Practise 1
Practise 2
Can spell word
(copy into space)
(fold and hide)
(check and correct)
extending
rejecting
finishing
people
getting
Spelling tip:
Multi-syllabic words with a short vowel followed by a final consonant: double the final letter.
admitting
upsetting
forgetting
beginning
spending
Spelling tip:
beckoning
carpeting
frightening
hasn’t
wonderful
If the final syllable is unstressed the final consonant is not doubled.
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