5.17: Review of Stems and Sounds

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Review of Stems and Sounds

1. In each of the analyzed words below underline the stem as we have done with unbarred. Watch how each different analysis uncovers a different stem:

2. In the words below you will find some suffixes that may be new to you. Don’t worry about that for now. Just underline the stems again:

3. For each word below give the correct spelling or sound called for in the Sounds and Spellings column. Then in the Another Word column write a word that contains the same sound spelled the same way, as we have done with the first one:

Words Sounds and Spellings Other Words
foxes [ks] = <x> fix
coughed [f] = < >
dyed [ī] = < >
locks [ks] = < >
rescue <u>\begin{align*}<\text{u}>\end{align*} = [ ]
trees [ē] = < >
shoes <oe> = [ ]
thousand [th] = < >
quitting [kw] = < >
marriage [r] = < >
genie [ē] = < > and < >
toes <s>\begin{align*}<\text{s}>\end{align*} = [ ]
letting [t] = < >
matches [ch] = < >
mechanics [ks] = < >

4. When the suffix -es is added to verbs that end with the letter <y> with a consonant letter in front of it, the <y> is changed to ______ and the -es is pronounced ______.

5. When you want to make a plural out of a singular noun that ends in the letters ____, ____, ____, ___, or ______, you add the suffix ______, and the suffix is pronounced ______.

Word Venn. This Venn works just like the others you have done, except that it has three intersecting circles. So you have more groups into which to sort the words you are given. In Circle A put only singular nouns that end in silent <e>. In Circle B put only singular nouns that contain a long vowel. In Circle C put only singular nouns that take the plural suffix -es.

coughcircleexpenserescuejokerlicensetrymatchmechanicfoxdischargesencenoticegenieobeysky\begin{align*}& \text{cough} && \text{joker} && \text{mechanic} && \text{notice} \\ & \text{circle} && \text{license} && \text{fox} && \text{genie} \\ & \text{expense} && \text{try} && \text{discharge} && \text{obey} \\ & \text{rescue} && \text{match} && \text{sence} && \text{sky}\end{align*}

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