Spelling (Plurals for words ending in y)
These are ponies and not ponys.

Spelling (Plurals for words ending in y)

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To spell plurals of words ending in 'y': change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'. If you learn this, you should be confident when asked what the plural is of any word ending in 'y'.

Try this quiz to improve your spelling knowledge.

1.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
There are three ..... open late tonight.
pharmacie
pharmacies
pharmacy
pharmacys
Change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es' = 'pharmacies'
2.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
The torch needs new.....
batterie
batteries
battery
batterys
One battery but two batteries
3.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
The director takes his ..... seriously.
responsibilitie
responsibilities
responsibility
responsibilitys
Words ending -bility end with -bilities in the plural
4.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
We will eat ..... and cream for tea.
strawberrie
strawberries
strawberry
strawberrys
'Berries' so 'blackberries' / 'raspberries'
5.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
The ..... trotted through the forest.
ponie
ponies
pony
ponys
If a word ends '-y' in singular, then 'ies' in plural
6.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
Fruits such as ..... and ..... are in season in summer
cherries, raspberries
cherries, raspberry
cherry, raspberries
cherry, raspberry
See question 4
7.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
Some children develop ..... to pollen.
allergie
allergies
allergy
allergys
8.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
The crews experienced ..... when sailing to shore.
difficult
difficultie
difficulties
difficultys
9.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
There are four ..... parked outside the shop.
lorrie
lorries
lorrys
lorrys
One truck, two trucks
10.
Select the correct spelling(s) of the missing plural word(s).
The footballers returned from the tour with.....
injurie
injuries
injury
injurys
Author:  Sue Daish

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