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Suffixes

Word level:Spelling conventions and rules
Objective 5: to investigate what happens to words ending in ‘f’ when suffixes are added

Most words ending in f change to ves in the plural.
To make words ending in ff plural, add s.
To make words ending in fe plural, use ves.
Sometimes a ves ending shows that a a word has changed from noun to verb, e.g. belief – believes; grief – grieves; proof – proves.

Write the correct plural form for these nouns in the boxes below, then click "Finished" to see how well you did.

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  1. calf
  2. cuff
  3. knife
  4. sniff
  5. half
  6. safe
  7. leaf
  8. puff
  9. life
10. self

 

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