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# 7.19: Lesson Nineteen

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## More Practice With the Final <e> Deletion Rule

1. Final <e> Deletion Rule. You delete a final <e> that marks a soft <c> or soft <g> only when you add a suffix that begins with the letters <e>, $\underline{}$ , or <y>; you delete all other silent final <e>s whenever you add a suffix that starts with any vowel.

That rule is also true for the final <e>'s that mark a voiced <th> or insulate $<\mathrm{s}>$, <z>, $<\mathrm{u}>$, or <v>. For these final <e>'s are also deleted whenever you add a suffix that starts with any vowel.

2. Here are some free stems and suffixes for you to add together to practice your final <e> deletion rule. Show any changes:

Free Stem + Suffix = Word
glimps$\cancel{e}$ + ed = glimpsed
advantag$\cancel{e}$ + ed = advantaged
advantag$\cancel{e}$ + ed = advantaged
advantag$\cancel{e}$ + es = advantages
breath$\cancel{e}$ + ing = breathing
bronz$\cancel{e}$ + ed = bronzed
expensive + ly = expensively
nerv$\cancel{e}$ + ous = nervous
argu$\cancel{e}$ + ing = arguing
cloth$\cancel{e}$ + ed = clothed
clothe + s = clothes
bath$\cancel{e}$ + ing = bathing
squeez$\cancel{e}$ + ing = squeezing
sneez$\cancel{e}$ + ed = sneezed
choos$\cancel{e}$ + y = choosy
wors$\cancel{e}$ + en = worsen
claus$\cancel{e}$ + s = clauses
gauz$\cancel{e}$ + y = gauzy
nerve + s = nerves

3. Analyze each of the following into its free stem and suffix. Be sure your analysis shows any final <e> deletions that occurred when the suffix was added:

Word = Stem + Suffix
removed = remov$\cancel{e}$ + ed
according = accord + ing
reserved = reserv$\cancel{e}$ + ed
analyzing = analyz$\cancel{e}$ + ing
achieved = achiev$\cancel{e}$ + ed
glimpses = glimps$\cancel{e}$ + es
accompanied = accompan$\cancel{y}$ + i + ed
producer = produc$\cancel{e}$ + er
appearances = appearanc$\cancel{e}$ + es
mouser = mous$\cancel{e}$ + er
expensive = expens$\cancel{e}$ + ive
expensively = expensive + ly
starving = starv$\cancel{e}$ + ing
dissolved = dissolv$\cancel{e}$ + ed
voyaging = voyag$\cancel{e}$ + ing
adventurous = adventur$\cancel{e}$ + ous
affected = affect + ed
admiring = admir$\cancel{e}$ + ing

4. Silent Final <e> Deletion Rule. You delete a silent final <e> that marks a soft <c> or soft <g> only when you add a suffix that begins with the letters <e>, $<\mathrm{i}>$, or <y>; you delete all other silent final <e>'s whenever you add a suffix that starts with any vowel.

Word Pyramid. The two-letter word in this Pyramid is a bit tricky.

If you scramble the letters in reserve various ways, you can spell three other seven-letter words. How many can you get?

$reveres && reverse && severer$

Teaching Notes.

Items 2 and 3. Be sure the students get the <e> deletion in clauses, glimpses, appearances.

Word Pyramid. Reserve contains letters for the following words: $6$ letters: reeves, revere, server, severe; $5$ letters: reeve, sever, veers, verse; $4$ letters: errs, ever, eves, revs, seer, sere, veer, vees; $3$ letters: ere, err, eve, rev, see, vee; $2$ letters: es (plural of e, also spelled es), re.

## Subjects:

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

## Date Created:

Feb 23, 2012

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