Ay Ending Words For Essays



Change -y to -ies or -s.
baby - babies, memory - memories, story - stories
boy - boys, enjoy - enjoys, journey - journeys

Why do we change some words ending in 'y' to 'ies' and some we just add 's' to make plurals or third person verbs?

Plurals - some donkeys, two factories, some toys
Third person verbs (he/she/it) - She enjoys, He cries, It flies

a. If the word ends in a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) + y then just add s
boy - boys, journey - journeys, key - keys, tray - trays, donkey - donkeys... Or we'd have too many vowels and a confusing word (key - keies)!!!

b. If the word ends in a consonant + y then 'y' changes to ies
country - countries, baby - babies, body - bodies, memory - memories, sky - skies, variety - varieties, factory - factories...

Note that you don't use spelling rules with proper names. Just make sure you use a capital letter (or you'll have all sorts of problems with passports and online searches!):
The Jollys have gone on holiday (Not the Jollies have gone...)
The Parrys are moving house.

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