Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - y to ies (Questions)

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This ‘y to ies’ spelling quiz tests elementary school children on words that lose the ‘y’ and then change to ‘ies’ when going from singular to plural.

Sometimes to show a word is a plural (more than one) we need to change the ending and add ‘ies’. By changing the ending of the word, we know there is more than one of that thing. How many of these spellings can you spot?

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1. We say one baby and two ____.
[ ] babbies
[ ] babies
[ ] baybies
[ ] babeys
2. She had kept all her ____.
[ ] diries
[ ] dighries
[ ] daires
[ ] diaries
3. She is taking ____ for you.
[ ] coppies
[ ] copies
[ ] copyies
[ ] coppyes
4. The ____ danced along the bridge as they returned from a day of magic and fun.
[ ] fairies
[ ] faries
[ ] fayries
[ ] fearies
5. I would like three ____ for my birthday party.
[ ] gellies
[ ] jellies
[ ] jelies
[ ] gelies
6. All the ____ joined together to fight the alien invasion!
[ ] arrmies
[ ] arrmeys
[ ] armies
[ ] armieys
7. She went to two ____ on New Year's Eve!
[ ] partieys
[ ] parteys
[ ] partties
[ ] parties
8. A country has many ____ but only one capital ____.
[ ] citties and citty
[ ] scities and scity
[ ] sities and sity
[ ] cities and city
9. Before he ____ he has to send ____ to his boss' invitations.
[ ] fllies and replies
[ ] flies and reeplies
[ ] flies and replies
[ ] flys and replies
10. He ____ to stay awake but she ____ him to bed.
[ ] trries and carries
[ ] tries and carries
[ ] tries and caries
[ ] trries and caries
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - y to ies (Answers)
1. We say one baby and two ____.
[ ] babbies
[x] babies
[ ] baybies
[ ] babeys
The word baby changes by taking away the 'y' and replacing it with an 'i' then adding 'es'.
2. She had kept all her ____.
[ ] diries
[ ] dighries
[ ] daires
[x] diaries
You need to be able to spell the word 'diary' then make it a plural. Make sure you don't write 'dairy'!
3. She is taking ____ for you.
[ ] coppies
[x] copies
[ ] copyies
[ ] coppyes
The machine in the picture is called a photocopier.
4. The ____ danced along the bridge as they returned from a day of magic and fun.
[x] fairies
[ ] faries
[ ] fayries
[ ] fearies
If you remember how to spell fairy, you just take the 'y' away and add 'ies'.
5. I would like three ____ for my birthday party.
[ ] gellies
[x] jellies
[ ] jelies
[ ] gelies
What is your favorite jelly flavor?
6. All the ____ joined together to fight the alien invasion!
[ ] arrmies
[ ] arrmeys
[x] armies
[ ] armieys
An army is created to protect the country they live in and sometimes to protect other countries.
7. She went to two ____ on New Year's Eve!
[ ] partieys
[ ] parteys
[ ] partties
[x] parties
New Year's Eve is the time of the year where most people celebrate and hold parties.
8. A country has many ____ but only one capital ____.
[ ] citties and citty
[ ] scities and scity
[ ] sities and sity
[x] cities and city
Out of all the cities in the world, Tokyo, in Japan, has the largest population.
9. Before he ____ he has to send ____ to his boss' invitations.
[ ] fllies and replies
[ ] flies and reeplies
[x] flies and replies
[ ] flys and replies
The word 'flies' can refer to the insect or the act of flying.
10. He ____ to stay awake but she ____ him to bed.
[ ] trries and carries
[x] tries and carries
[ ] tries and caries
[ ] trries and caries
Trying to stay awake will just make you more tired!