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Year 4 Spelling Rules already covered this year

On this page you can find all the spelling rules that the children have been learning this year.

The suffix –ation

 

The suffix –ation is added to verbs to form nouns. The rules already learnt still apply.

For example,  information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration

 

Word endings which sound like 'us' are spelt -ous

 

Where the root word ends in y, you remove the y and add an i before ous. e.g. vary - various. 


Where the root word ends in e, you remove the e and add - ous. e.g. fame - famous. 

Example words are - famous, enormous, delicious, vicious, malicious, fictitious

 

Word endings which sound like 'shun' are spelt -sion or -tion
 
Example words are - invention, action, nation, hesitation and division, invasion and confusion.

 

Words with the /k/ sound spelt as ch.

For example: scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character

 

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