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The suffix ous Y3/4
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Resources to teach the spelling guidelines for adding the suffix ous

–our is changed to –or before –ous is added.

A final ‘e’ of the root word must be kept if the /dʒ/ sound of ‘g’ is to be kept.

If there is an /i:/ sound before the –ous ending, it is usually spelt as i, but a few words have e.

POWERPOINTS

  1. Adding the suffix ous - Regular spellings: Explains that sometimes the root word is obvious and the usual rules apply for adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters. It gives examples of words where there is no obvious root word. Gives opportunities for children to add ous to different words.
  2. Adding the suffix ous - our to or and exceptions: Gives examples of words where our is changed to or before ous is added; A final ‘e’ of the root word must be kept if the /dʒ/ sound of ‘g’ is to be kept; and If there is an /i:/ sound before the –ous ending, it is usually spelt as i, but a few words have e. Gives opportunities for children to add ous to different words.

PDF (PRINTABLE) RESOURCES

  • Look Write Cover Check: For spelling practice
  • Words containing the suffix ous worksheet x 3
  • Wordsearch - words with the suffix ous

Although every effort has been made to check wordsearches for unintentional inappropriate words, it is recommended that teachers double check them before giving to children.

TEACHER RESOURCES

  • Word list
  • Adaptable outline plan
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