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    Consonant + Y Endings
When a word ends in a Y preceded by a consonant, change Y to I and add -ED or -ES.
Practice makes perfect. Use the following table to perfect your grasp of this spelling rule.
Word -ED ending -ES ending Word -ED ending -ES ending
study story
ready marry
hurry tidy
cry party
steady bury
candy spy
try worry
scurry weary
carry ferry

Note other spellings: die-died-dies;  tie-tied-ties;  lie-lied-lies;  dye-dyed-dyes

Do not change the word ending when adding -ING: studying, multiplying, hurrying, crying, etc.


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