Review: final "y" before a suffix

Choose the proper form of the following words.

 

 

1. Which is correct?

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Answer:

The answer applying is correct.

Explanation:

The final "y" in apply should remain, because the suffix "-ing" already begins with "i".

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Answer:

The answer appliing is not correct.

Explanation:

The final "y" in apply should remain, because the suffix "-ing" already begins with "i".

 

 

2. Which is correct?

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Answer:

The answer defyance is not correct.

Explanation:

The final "y" in defy should change to "i" before the suffix "-ance".

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Answer:

The answer defyance is correct.

Explanation:

The final "y" in defy should change to "i" before the suffix "-ance".

 

 

3. Which is correct?

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Answer:

The answer studying is correct.

Explanation:

Since the suffix "-ing" already begins with "i", you should keep the "y" at the end of study.

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Answer:

The answer studing is not correct.

Explanation:

Since the suffix "-ing" already begins with "i", you should keep the "y" at the end of study.

 

 

4. Which is correct?

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Answer:

The answer easyer is not correct.

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Answer:

The answer easier is correct.

 

 

5. Which is correct?

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Answer:

The answer worryer is not correct.

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Answer:

The answer worrier is correct.