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6.8: Deleting Silent Final < e >

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Deleting Silent Final <e>

1. Rule for Deleting Silent Final <e>. If a word ends with a silent final _______ that shows that the vowel sound in the word is _______, you delete the silent final <e> when you add a _______ that starts with a _______.

2. Combine the free stems and suffixes below. Show any cases of twinning or silent final <e> deletion:

Free Stem + Suffix = Word
quote + ed =
cage + ed =
up + er =
interest + ing =
exercise + ed =
obey + ed =
decide + s =
in + ing =
fill + ing =
disgrace + ed =
murmur + ed =
order + ing =
lady + es =
mist + y =
price + s =
refuse + ed =
mission + s =

3. Now try some the other way around. Analyze each word into its free stem and suffix. Show any cases of silent final <e> deletion or twinning:

Word = Free Stem + Suffix
refusing = +
disgracing = +
decided = +
watches = +
misspending = +
twiggy = +
rising = +
banded = +
senses = +
quoting = +
issuing = +
quizzes = +
interested = +
units = +
iffy = +
methods = +
upper = +
obeyed = +
hundreds = +
shoes = +
fifties = +

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