SUFFIX -LY MEERA MEHTAJI INTRODUCTION WHAT IS A SUFFIX? A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word that changes its meaning. SUFFIX -LY Words ending in ly normally tell how or how often something is done. SOME BASE WORDS AND SUFFIXES ADDED TO THEM. 1 nervous nervously 2 tight tightly 3 quick quickly 4 real really 5 bare barely 6 eager eagerly 7 hard hardly 8 awful awfully 9 cheerful cheerfully READ THE PASSAGE BELOW. THE BASE WORDS ARE GIVE, WRITE THE WORDS USING SUFFIX –LY. My First Plane Ride to Richmond. It was summer time and we were going to visit my grandmother in Richmond, Virginia. This was my first plane ride. As my sister and I waited to take off, my heart beat (nervous) _______________________________. The plane raced down the runway. I held (tight) _______________________________to my sister. I could not believe how (quick) _______________________________ we were moving! After take off, I (real) _______________________________ was glad that it wasn’t too cloudy to see the tiny cars below. By the time lunch was served, I was (bare) _____________________ nervous anymore. I stared out the window so (eager) _______________________________that I (hard) ___________________________ ate. Just when I thought I beat my fear of flying, the ride got (awful) ________________________________ bumpy. The pilot said (cheerful) _____________________________________ that it was nothing to worry about. I’m (certain) ____________________________________ glad that it was a smooth landing! READ THE BASE WORDS IN THE BOX. FOR EACH OF THE SENTENCES SHOWN, CHOOSE A BASE WORD AND -LY TO FORM A WORD THAT BEST FITS IN THE BLANK SPACE. slowly 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. tightly hardly quickly cheerfully The old woman walked __________________ down the corridor. He was so sick that he could ______________________ eat. The baby held on her mother _____________________. The host greeted the guest ______________________________. The goalie dived __________________________ to block the goal.