6.15: Soft < g > and Deleting Silent Final < e >

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Soft <g> and Deleting Silent Final <e>

1. Final <e> Deletion Rule. You delete the final <e> that marks a soft <c> only when you add a suffix that starts with _____, _____, or _____; you delete final <e>’s that mark long vowels when you add a suffix that starts with any _____.

2. Now let's see what changes the final <e> that marks soft <g> will make in the Final <e> Deletion Rule. Here are some words analyzed for you. Write ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the right hand column:

Free Stem + Suffix = New Word Was a final <e> deleted?
cage + ed = caged
discourage + ment = discouragement
urge + ing = urging
orange + y = orangy
challenge + s = challenges
package + ing = packaging
manage + able = manageable
refuge + ee = refugee
large + est = largest
urge + ency = urgency
cage + y = cagy
marriage + able = marriageable

3. Analyze each word into its free stem and suffix. Replace any final <e>’s that were deleted. Then write ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the right hand column:

Word = Free Stem + Suffix Was a final <e> deleted?
largeness = +
orangy = +
encouragement = +
urged = +
challenger = +
refuges = +
discouraged = +
marriages = +
manager = +

4. You should have found that when the final <e> was deleted, the suffix started with one of three letters: _____, _____, or _____.

Which three letters must always follow a soft <g>? _____, _____, and _____.

5. Be ready to talk about this question: Why do we delete the final <e> that marks a soft <g> only if the suffix starts with <e>, <i>\begin{align*}<\text{i}>\end{align*}, or <y>?

6. Final <e> Deletion Rule. You delete a final <e> that marks a soft <c> or a soft <g> only when you add a suffix that starts with _____, _____, or _____; you delete a final <e> that is only marking a long vowel when you add a suffix that starts with any _____.

7. Analyze each of the following words into its free stem and suffix. Be sure your analysis shows any final <e> deletions that occur:

Word = Free Stem + Suffix
manageable = +
oranges = +
challenging = +
marriageable = +
largest = +

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