Spelling: y and i
Don't cry like I cried when playing this spelling quiz about the use of y and i!
Don't worry, here are some useful guidelines to help you:
- If a word ends in a 'consonant + y', change the 'y' to 'i' when adding an ending, e.g. 'cry-cries', 'merry-merrier/merriest', 'hurry-hurried'
- The final 'y' does not change to 'i' when adding the ending '-ing', e.g. 'cry-crying'
- If a word ends in a 'consonant + y', change the 'y' to 'ies' when forming the plural, e.g. 'baby-babies', 'lady-ladies'
- The letter 'y' is normally used at the end of English words instead of 'i'
Have fun in this 11-plus English quiz and watch out for the exceptions!